MAN OF STEEL Running Time Revealed; Zack Snyder Promises References To The DC Universe
Empire Magazine met with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder while he was putting together his final cut of the movie, meaning that they learned roughly how long it will run for. Snyder meanwhile discusses the 3D conversion and referencing the greater DC Universe.
Zack Snyder's Watchmen has received numerous extended editions since its theatrical release in 2009, but according to Empire Magazine's Man of Steel set report, that won't happen with Man of Steel. Rather than imitating Christopher Nolan's butt-numbing The Dark Knight Trilogy with a running time of 160+ minutes, the final cut of Man of Steel will be around two hours and ten minutes and Snyder says that, "The movie is the director's cut." Talk then turned to the arguably controversial decision to convert the movie to 3D. However, the director said that seeing some test footage was enough to convince him that there was no need to shoot in the format. "It is just my humble opinion, but it is better than native now. By the way, we like to think that the 3D is just another way of seeing the movie. It is not Superman 3D, it is Man of Steel, available in 3D." Finally, while he refused to give anything specific away, it certainly sounds as if Man of Steel really is the beginning of a cinematic universe for DC. "I have been making references to the DC Universe, just to let you know that world is out there..." he teased.
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.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Michael Shannon as Zod
RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2013.
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