[UPDATE: We’ve been contacted by IMAX and informed that the information regarding IMAX 3D was from an unofficial source, and although the information did appear briefly on their website, there was “an inputting error” by whoever updated their website. The page has been removed.]
With the 2012 blockbuster season soon coming to an end, it’s never too early to begin looking forward to the blockbuster season of 2013.
Some of the big boys headlining next years blockbuster season include Wolverine 2 and Star Trek 2 – but it’s the reboot of one of the most popular franchises in superhero history that has comic book and film fans alike hoping. With The Avengers setting the bar at an all-time high earlier this year, and Christopher Nolan ready to put his version of Batman to bed, someone from the DC Universe will have to answer the call – can Superman be that hero?
Judge for yourself, after reading some new plot details of the forthcoming Man of Steel.
Courtesy of the official IMAX website:
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.
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.
While the plot may sound exactly like that of the first Christopher Reeve Superman, you should keep in mind that Snyder is heading in a slightly different direction with his version, as he will have General Zod, played by Michael Shannon of Boardwalk Empire fame, be the main villain – as opposed to long time Superman nemesis Lex Luthor. Man of Steel will also star Amy Adams (The Muppets) as Lois Lane.
The news of Man of Steel being released in IMAX 3D should leave fans of Superman giddy as it will give us all a unique film quality we have never seen when it comes to Mr. Kent. The flying sequences should look unworldly in IMAX 3D – perhaps even Kryptonian?
It’s not too early to begin looking toward the 2013 blockbuster season – and with this news, maybe you can start looking toward it with x-ray vision – in IMAX 3D.
Man of Steel hits theaters everywhere on June 14th 2013.
Source: IMAX (via Comic Book Movie)