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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