DC Entertainment Is Making The Most of Man of Steel

by on May 21, 2013

in Entertainment

Man of Steel movie promo

It would seem that DC Entertainment (DCE) is calling June 12th the Man of Steel day and they’re going to make it count at your local comic book retailers and bookstores.

The latest Superman movie, called Man of Steel is opening in theaters on Friday, June 14th.  And there’s much to be excited about this film for.  It’s produced by Christopher Nolan, (who co-wrote the script) who legitimatized the Batman character in his Dark Knight movies.  It’s directed by Zack Snyder, who has an eye for the visually stunning.  He’s been  behind such movies as Sucker Punch, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Watchmen and 300.

The movie stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, with Michael Shannon as General Zod.

The movie shows Clark facing his off-planet origins when others from his planet show up and invade.

I think Warner Bros has a hit coming up on their hands, and how they handle this movie as a potential lead-in to their own universe of comic book characters will be interesting to see.  I’m secretly expecting a quickie reference to Superman taking a moment for a bomb in Gotham city… oh, oops, I guess that’s not secret any more.

But regardless, DC is going to make the most of it and tease you into comic book retailers with “a free copy of ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION comic book by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly.”

There will also be “MAN OF STEEL promotional posters and bags,” a new comic, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 for sale, 12″ collectible statues from Man of Steel.

DC will also be distributing some goodies at local libraries, but being there only 1,000 of so locations, but they’ll be offering buttons, bookmarks and Superman comics.

Digitally, keep your eyes peeled for that free comic title to be available for download also, courtesy of Sears.

AND, there will be a bunch of 99 cent titles via comiXology, Kindle, iBookstore, Nook platforms.

Man of Steel Opens in the U.S. on June 14th, while Japan gets stuck with a August 30th opening date!

Below, are various international locations and their opening dates for Man of Steel:

Philippines      –      12 June 2013

Argentina      –      13 June 2013
Bolivia
Chile
Czech Republic
Lebanon
Malaysia
Peru
Puerto Rico
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand
United Arab Emirates

Bulgaria      –      14 June 2013
Canada
Colombia
Denmark
Egypt
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Lithuania
Mexico
Panama
Paraguay
Taiwan
UK
USA
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam

Belgium      –      19 June 2013
France
Switzerland (French speaking region)

Cambodia      –      20 June 2013
Croatia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Switzerland (German speaking region)
Ukraine

Austria      –      21 June 2013
Cyprus
Iceland
Norway
Romania
Spain
Turkey

Finland      –      26 June 2013
Sweden

Australia      –      27 June 2013
Hong Kong
New Zealand
Portugal

Estonia      –      28 June 2013
Latvia
Poland
South Africa

Brazil      –      12 July 2013
Japan      –      30 August 2013

[DCE Press, IMDb]

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