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Earlier today Warner Bros. announced that director Zack Snyder’s Superman film, Man of Steel, will be converted to 3D and released in IMAX and 3D.

In the press release below you’ll see that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced that director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will be “presented” in 3D in select theaters, as well as in standard 2D and IMAX. Having a choice of how to watch a film is always nice, but we all know the true reason: Money.

Man of Steel wasn’t filmed in 3D or IMAX, therefore it will receive the dreaded “3D conversion.” Now, some films have had success with 3D conversions in the past, but Man of Steel has had more of a Dark Knight feel, which doesn’t lend itself well to 3D due to the darker colors and less vibrant settings. Of course, having a similar style to director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy isn’t surprising, as he’s the producer of Man of Steel.

But, the fact that he’s producing and a 3D conversion is occurring surprises us the most.

While a true advocate of IMAX, we didn’t expect to see a film that Chris Nolan was involved with to receive any sort of 3D conversion – as converting a 2D film into 3D always seems to leave the audience paying a little more and seeing a little less – something Nolan isn’t a fan of.

For now we’ll keep our faith in Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan’s abilities and hope that they monitor the 3D conversion of Man of Steel to make sure it’s of the highest quality.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, alongside three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Oscar nominee Diane Lane, Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe. A well respected cast to say the least.

We look forward to seeing Man of Steel in multiple formats when it hits theaters June 14, 2013.

The official press release:

BURBANK, CA, November 7, 2012 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that director Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure “Man of Steel” will be presented in 3D in select theaters, as well as in 2D and IMAX®, so fans of the iconic superhero will be able to experience the much-anticipated movie in their format of choice.

Snyder stated, “The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow ‘Man of Steel’ to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.”

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, “Man of Steel.” The film is slated for release on June 14, 2013 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

  • Harry Potter

    “…but we all know the true reason: Money.”

    You do understand that pretty much the only reason a Hollywood film is made in the first place is money?

    Anyway, I have known for a while now that Man of Steel would be released in IMAX and in 3D and wasn’t surprised at all to hear it then and I’m not surprised to read it as it’s officially announced.

    Man of Steel maybe produced and written by some of the same filmmakers as The Dark Knight, but it is very different film visually, from one aspect it’s very Snyder-y and from another aspect it’s very different. Nonetheless the film consists of many CGI shots. It will be a magnificent experience to behold in IMAX 3D.

    • Liderc

      I know this was 4 months ago that you said this, but of course we all know the reason anything is done in Hollywood is because of money. The point that was being made is that Christopher Nolan (the producer) doesn’t do 3D, ever. So hearing that he’s allowing a 3D POST conversion to happen to one of his films is pretty surprising. He holds a lot of clout in the film industry and at Warner because of the success of his Batman films.

      Also, you hadn’t known for a while that it would be released in 3D as no one knew until the press release above was distributed.

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