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The Christopher Nolan-produced, Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot Man of Steel pushed back to 2013 « The Modern Allegory

Since the grand triumvirate of The Dark Knight trilogy: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer are involved, this is noteworthy, quite apart from a recent internet rumor of a World’s Finest Batman/Superman movie being contemplated at Warner Bros.

Previously set for release in December 2012 alongside a number of highly anticipated films like Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (starring the towering Daniel Day Lewis and many others) and Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti Western Django Unchained (which also features an A-list cast including Leonardo DiCaprio in a villainous role), Man of Steel (2013) has been moved to June 14, 2013.  Reports indicate that the script by David Goyer, Kurt Johnstad and Jonathan Nolan (as well as edits by Christopher Nolan) needed some refinement, and the production wouldn’t be completed in time for the Christmas 2012 release date.

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Hopefully this news isn’t indicative of a bad movie, as Man of Steel is one of my Most Anticipated Films thanks to the filmmaking pedigree and strong cast.  Henry Cavill (The Tudors) will don the famous suit as the titular character while Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane will play as Lois Lane, Jonathan and Martha Kent, respectively.  Michael Shannon will depict one of Superman’s toughest villains General Zod.  Reportedly, Russell Crowe and Laurence Fishburne have been in talks or cast as Jor-El and Perry White (Clark Kent’s boss).  Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) also appears in the film.

Whether or not the renowned character needs another cinematic interpretation (especially so soon after the studio’s last attempt) is up for debate, but given the super cast and filmmakers attached to it hope remains.

Man of Steel will soar into theaters on June 14, 2013.

via The Modern Allegory.

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