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'Superman' release date delayed by six months

'Man Of Steel' now set for June 2013

The new Superman film, Man Of Steel, has been pushed back six months, from Christmas 2012 to Summer 2013.

While no official word has been given as to the delay, it seems fair to suggest that even Superman himself didn't feel like competing with Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, all due for release December 2012.

r /> Seeing as how Man of Steel and The Hobbit are both being distributed by Warner Bros, the company may wish to save their pennies, rather than market the two films against each other.

At present, the script for Man of Steel is still being worked on by Batman Begins scribe David Goyer, with Jonah Nolan (brother of Batman director Christopher and writer of The Dark Knight) among others, giving it a polish.

The delay may also mean that Christopher Nolan, in his role as producer, will be able to have a more hands on approach to the project, once he finishes The Dark Knight Rises.

The cast list for Man of Steel includes, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Boardwalk Empire's Michael Shannon as Zod. The film will be directed by Zack Snyder.

The new release date for Man of Steel is June 14, 2013.

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