Superman is one of those heroes who is just too big for this dimension. He needs at least three to support him on film, and that’s exactly what he’ll get with his next trip to the big-screen: a 3-D conversion.
Warner Bros. have announced that director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” will be presented in 3-D in select theaters. The DC Comics adaptation, which stars Henry Cavill as the titular superhero, will also be released in traditional 2-D as well as IMAX.
“The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX,” Snyder said about the news in a press release. “Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow ’Man of Steel’ to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the possibility of “Man of Steel” going 3-D. A report earlier in the year indicated that the film would enjoy an IMAX 3-D release, while even Snyder himself has long hinted at the eventual conversion.
“I don’t know for sure, I can’t say for sure but I will say that the experience of the 3D in ’Guardians’ was so successful for what I wanted it to do,” he told Digital Spy in a 2010 interview. “I think that 3D is pretty awesome if it’s done as part of the cinematic language as opposed to being a gimmick.”
Cavill takes the lead in “Man of Steel” as Clark Kent, a weary reporter coming to grips with his superhuman powers and responsibilities. He’s joined by an all-star roster of actors including Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Russell Crowe as Kryptonian legend Jor-El.
“Man of Steel” flies into theaters on June 14, 2013.
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