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Recently, the Superman reboot, Man of Steel, has been building its cast for some time now. However, Warner Brother Studios put the brakes on the release date and extended it to June 14, 2013.
There is some speculation on why this delay was put into place but nothing official has been given out by either the producers or the studio. The copyright issue on Man of Steel is pushing the date a little too close as production is being delayed along side its release.
The Man of Steel cast has had its fill of rumors, and big names. Now, the cast is pretty much set with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Harry Lennix and Antje Traue. But, with the release date pushed it’s unclear if the cast will stay the same.
No word has come out from the producer, Christopher Nolan, about any cast changes. When asked about the Man of Steel delay, Henry Cavill, who will play Superman said, “they broke it to me gently…it’s okay, it’s nothing to do with me…I just focus on the character and do my job.”
Cavill also showed his excitement for the movie to start filming. “I’m really raring to go. It’s exciting, humbling, and about time to get started,” Cavill said.
The reason why the movie has been delayed about six months is, at this moment, unclear. Some believe that there are problems with the script that Kurt Jonstad needs to finish. This accusation could be true. The script has gone through many changes, and writers since David Goyo penned it.
The more popular belief for the delayed release is that Warner Brothers does not want to go into competition with other big name releases coming out in 2012, such as Quentin Tarantino’s Django: Unchained, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, or Disney’s Lone Ranger. Alongside this competition, 2012 is already a big comic-book movie year with The Avengers, and The Amazing Spider- Man.
The copyright issue is said to be pushing it close but not necessarily a problem for the film. The contract dictates that the movie must go into production before the end of 2012. With everyone in the cast and crew in place they can easily make that deadline.
Man of Steel is scheduled to come out a little less than two years from now. With many (including Cavill) antsy for the project to start this delay comes as a disappointment to some but many look at it in a positive light.
The newfound time will allow the writers to fix bugs in the script, and the production team can take its time to make sure everything falls into place. Nevertheless, it still is a long time till its release in 2013 but having patience always pays off.