While Christmas Next looked like it might bring us the new shiny rebooted Superman franchise, it appears that Man of Steel will be pushed back to Blockbuster status anticipating Superhero Summer of ’13 with Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 also announced for that season.
CBR Spinoff reports:
Warner Bros. has dropped the Krypton-sized bomb that Zack Sndyer’s Man of Steel will open on June 14, 2013, rather than in December 2012 as widely believed.
However, the official date also may lend credence to five-month-old rumors that David S. Goyer’s script has “major third-act problems,” and an unverified report from over the weekend that first Jonathan Nolan and now Snyder’s 300 collaborator Kurt Johnstad have taken stabs at rewrites.
I can deal with delays for re-writes. I have to hope for the best that the original script is just not working out and they are fixing it for the better. Just the optimist in me. Take your time if it means getting it right.
Maybe it was inevitably going to lead to a showdown with Superman lifting a giant kryptonite infused artificial island into space, and they wanted to deviate slightly from that ending.