The forthcoming “Superman” reboot, titled “Man of Steel,” will hit theaters on June 14, 2013. It was previously expected to premiere in December 2012, which caused me to worry a tad that the film would be rushed due to legal factors. It’s nice to know they have a little more time to work on the movie and, hopefully, iron out the rumored issues plaguing the script’s third act.
“Superman” is the third superhero movie slotted for June 2013, following the third “Iron Man” (in May) and the second “Thor” (in July).
Semi-related note: “Star Trek 2,” which doesn’t have a finished script, is currently scheduled for June 29, 2012. It’s clearly going to be delayed because there’s no way that thing will be ready in 373 days. There were rumors that “Trek” would be pushed back to December of that year, which until today was already the home of two high-profile, attention-grabbing movies: “Man of Steel” and the first “Hobbit” movie. (“The Lone Ranger” and “Django Unchained” are also scheduled for that month.) Now the path is clear for Paramount to announce “Star Trek 2” is being bumped to December 2012, which I expect, unless they move it all the way to the summer of 2013, which I doubt.
UPDATE: Brook Barnes reports that Warner Bros. is saying they moved the film because they are already releasing “The Hobbit” in December 2012.