Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
UPDATE: Variety is reporting the IMAX blog post this article was based on was premature and a decision along these lines has yet to be made.
The last two times director Zack Snyder walked into San Diego Comic-Con, he brought the house down with impressive presentations for 300 and Watchmen. Saturday, he returns with the Warner Bros. Superman reboot Man of Steel, a film we’ve yet to see anything official for save for one still image and a logo. Expectations are high that we’ll get to see a bunch of footage and learn some major things about the film however, it seems like Warner Bros. has already started to let the information get out.
An update to the official IMAX site reveals the fairly obvious news that Man of Steel will be in 3D and IMAX. They also have a new plot description. Read it after the jump.
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.
This description is still extremely vague but definitely could be twisted to fit any of several rumored plot lines: Africa, Zod, etc. Also, since Snyder didn’t shoot in IMAX it’ll be a DMR up conversion.
Will you be seeing Man of Steel in IMAX 3D on June 14, 2013?