Movie release dates are about as unreliable as anything entertainment–related gets. Studios set dates they want to aim for, but it isn’t until things start coming together and production gets moving that a release can be planned, and on most occasions the date that’s set will at some point change.
But sometimes a change is much more significant than a month up or down, making it worth note. Warner Brothers has announced that their Superman reboot, Man of Steel, will not be released in December of 2012 as first reported, but that it will now be released on June 14, 2013.
Obviously with a movie this size trying to figure out a firm release date is difficult and they never actually set a firm day, but for those fans who are eager to see the new Superman, it’s a substantial amount of time to pile on.
The last time a movie of this caliber made an extreme date change also came from Warner Brothers. The year was 2008 (can’t believe it was that long ago; feels like yesterday), and Harry Potter and the Half–Blood Prince was just three months away from its set November 21st release date when WB decided to push it back eight whole months to July 17, 2009. Of course, considering how much closer to release it was, the Harry Potter delay was much more painful to bear.
Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder, and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Russell Crowe.