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“Man of Steel” meets kryptonite calendar, studio pushes back release date for Superman reboot

“Man of Steel” meets kryptonite calendar, studio pushes back release date for Superman reboot (photo)

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Well, it couldn’t all be good news for geeks this weekend. We’re saddened to report that Superman has suffered a setback, folks.

Warner Bros. has announced that “Man of Steel,” Zack Snyder’s upcoming reboot of the Superman franchise, will have its release date pushed back six months. Instead of hitting theaters in December 2012, the film is now targeting June 14, 2013, for its premiere.

There was no reason given for the move, though it does put the film in a friendly spot on the summer 2013 calendar. At the moment, it’s sandwiched between two CG-animated films, Dreamworks’ “Turbo” and Pixar’s “Monsters University.”

While it’s not likely to offer too much competition, there’s another comic book movie hitting the big screen two weeks after Superman flies back into theaters. “R.I.P.D.” starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges is currently scheduled to premiere June 28, 2013.

In fact, Superman’s closest competition on the big screen could arrive more than a month earlier, as “Iron Man 3” is currently scheduled to blast into theaters May 3, 2013. Meanwhile, “Thor 2” has staked its claim on July 26, 2013.

When he does return to the big screen, however, Superman will be played by British actor Henry Cavill, with Amy Adams taking on the role of Lois Lane. The film features a star-studded cast that, along with Cavill and Adams, also includes Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, and Christopher Meloni.

Do you think this is a good release date for “Man of Steel”? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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