Warner Bros. had previously intended to release Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot in December 2012, but now the studio has pushed Man of Steel back to a June 14, 2013 release.
The decision could be a smart one, as December 2012 is already pretty crowded with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lone Ranger and Django Unchained all taking key dates. However last week Znyder brought in his 300 writer Kurt Johnstad to re-write the script, so the release date change could be a sign things aren’t going so smoothly.
The movie stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent. Russell Crowe will take on the role of Superman’s biological father Jor-El, with Julia Ormond playing Superman’s Kryptonian mother. Michael Shannon will play the villain, General Zod, and German actress Antje Traue has been cast as villainess Faora.
The June 2013 date means Superman will be joining Iron Man 3 (May 3) and Thor 2 (July 26) as the superheroes of the summer. So far Man of Steel has no major competition, but that will no doubt change as studios continue to adjust their summer 2013 slate.