Some controversy has arisen around a post on the official IMAX page for the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel. The announcement stated that the highly anticipated Zack Snyder directed project would be released in both 3D and IMAX, which is interesting because it was not filmed using IMAX cameras and would therefore require a post-production conversion.
The IMAX release of Man of Steel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
However, this has been nullified by IMAX representatives stating that it was an inputting error and thus, the post was removed.
More interestingly, alongside the IMAX conversion update, was this brand new synopsis for the film:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Sure, it’s a tad vague but it certainly gives us more information than we had previously (which was next to none!). It reads very much like the original Christopher Reeve Superman. There’s also definitely a hint of two of Kal-El’s most recent origins tales; Mark Waid & Leinil Yu‘s Superman: Birthright and Geoff Johns and Gary Frank‘s Superman: Secret Origin. We’re sure to get more details confirmed at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con so stay tuned for the latest updates.
So, what do we think nerds? Do these new details get you more or less excited for Man of Steel? We’re sure to get more details confirmed at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, what do you think they could be?
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There are a lot of mixed feelings surrounding the latest offering in the Superman movie franchise. Man of Steel is still a long way off, release date in July next year, but with Superman Returns leaving a nasty taste in the mouth of some fans will Man of Steel bring the franchise back to its former glory, or be another nail in the coffin?
I have to be honest, I enjoyed the last Superman movie. I thought the story was inventive, if a little slow, and the moment when Clark Kent ran out of a bar and pulled his shirt open to fly off and rescue Lois from an ill-fated shuttle launch made the hairs on my neck stand on end and made me feel like a ten year old again! With this in mind and being a fan of all things Superman I don’t think I will be disappointed with the film no matter what.
But, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will be worth a look for the cast alone:-
Henry Cavill – Clark Kent
Amy Adams – Lois Lane
Michael Shannon – General Zod
Diane Lane – Martha Kent
Kevin Costner – Jonathan Kent
Russell Crowe – Jor-El
Ayelet Zurer – Lara Lor-Van
Laurence Fishburne – Perry White
Antje Traue – Faora
Harry Lennix – General Swanwick
Christopher Meloni – Col
Not to mention its written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan (wow) and of course directed by Zach Snyder. All in all a planet destroying amount of talent! (Oh……. Sorry Clark!)
And then there is the new gear. Superman has a new suit and we get a look at some Krytonian wear that I am sure will be all of the rage at next year’s comic cons all over the world. Some of the costumes were on show at Licensing Expo 2012 in Vegas and some alright-ish snaps have surfaced. See what you think.
Superman Suit 2
Jor-El Suit 2
Faora (Zod's right hand Women) Suit
Faora Suit 2
Photos from ComingSoon.net.
Our first official look at Henry Cavill wearing the blue and red suit from Superman: Man of Steel. I have to say that it doesn’t really look a lot like Henry Cavill in the photo, but all the sources are saying it is the real deal. I am liking the costume and look so far. With the film not due until June 2013, we’ve got a long wait until we get to see just how Zack Snyder’s reboot will look. We’ve also got nearly a year and a half worth of teasers and spoilers to look forward to as well.
Superman: Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Julia Ormond, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix.