“Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder’s planned Superman reboot, was supposed to fly into theaters during the 2012 holiday season, but it appears that things have changed for the Last Son of Krypton. Now, “Man of Steel” has been pushed back six months longer than expected, slated to make its triumphant silver screen return on June 14, 2013.
Reasons behind the release date shift haven’t been made public — not yet, at least — though there has been talk of script problems plaguing the “Man of Steel.” Recent word has pegged “Dark Knight” co-writer (and Christopher Nolan’s brother) Jonathan Nolan as one of the screenplay’s newest contributors, along with frequent Snyder collaborator Kurt Johnstad.
Whether or not script problems are at the core of the release date change remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: “Man of Steel,” even if it hasn’t taken flight yet, is certainly poised for takeoff. Sets are being built, an all-star roster of actors have lined up for the cast, and shooting is supposed to get underway in roughly one month. Assuming that the new release date doesn’t come paired with a production start delay, “Man of Steel” should be getting underway soon.
Then again… maybe not. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear more.
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