Just received an email from Warner Brothers and IMAX, stating the following:
Hi there!I wanted to let you know that IMAX had made an inputting error regarding Man of Steel on their site and the film is not being converted to 3D.
So there you have it. MAN OF STEEL will be in IMAX, but not IMAX 3D. Is it the Mighty Hand Of Nolan after all? Whoever's responsible, I'm thankful. I don't mind 3D, but I'm not the biggest fan of post-conversion. Good news for those who aren't fans of post-conversion!
As of right now, according to a source at WB, it has not been determined whether MAN OF STEEL will be in 3D or not. Decisions are being made on-high. I'd imagine that someone's looking at the numbers right now...
Superman fans are anxiously awaiting San Diego Comic-Con, where more from Zack Snyder's Superman reboot will be revealed. But today, Warner Brothers let out a little bit of news for fans: even though Christopher Nolan, who is producting MAN OF STEEL, isn't the biggest fan of 3D, MAN OF STEEL will playing 2D, 3D, and 3D IMAX. Unlike Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Snyder did not shoot MAN OF STEEL in the IMAX format, so this will be a conversion. Also, here's a hint of the storyline, possibly - this has been listed as an unofficial and unapproved synopsis by Warner Brothers - no mention of Zod or any other villain, but as appropriate for the character, the movie will be big in scope. An unofficial (according to WB) synopsis follows:
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.
The IMAX release of MAN OF STEEL will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
MAN OF STEEL opens next June.