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Fanboy Fix: 'Man of Steel' Pics, Hit-Girl in 'Kick-Ass 2' and J.J. Abrams Might Not Get 'Star Wars' in Theaters by 2015

The latest issue of Empire magazine dubs itself the “Amazing 2013 Superhero Preview,” boasting a ton of imagery for upcoming comic-book adaptations that will be coming to the silver screen this year. 

In addition to stand-alone stills from pending sequels, the mag chose Man of Steel for its limited-edition commemorative cover. Here’s Henry Cavill in his updated Superman duds:
 
 
That’s the best shot we have so far. The rest of the images have been scanned from the physical magazine (and shared via our sister site, Movies.com). The one that really stands out is this shot of Hugh Jackman as a dapper Wolverine. Almost every image that we’ve seen from July’s The Wolverine has shown the mutant hero in berserker mode. Here, he’s decked out in black-on-black evening wear … and yet, the claws are still unsheathed. Classy!
 
 
Recently, we saw an image of Jim Carrey in costume as Colonel Stars and Stripes from the upcoming Kick-Ass 2. And while we’re psyched to see Carrey mix it up with original star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, this is our first look at Chloe Grace Moretz back in her Hit-Girl costume. 
 
 
The magazine has a slew of new images, so pick up the latest issue for Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World pics, and plenty more. 
 
 
- The year’s biggest story continues to be J.J. Abrams signing on to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. And while it’s far too early to get into specifics, the Star Trek Into Darkness director did open up about his excitement at grabbing the gig (via E! Online).
 
“It really is an incredible thing,” Abrams said on the red carpet at the Producers Guild of America Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “It’s wildly surreal. … It's obviously way too early to talk specifics. But I'm excited to actually start it.”
  
Yes, but when might he start? 
 
When it first was announced that Star Wars was coming back to theaters, it was stated that the movie would open in 2015. Over the weekend, though, THR quoted sources as saying Abrams wouldn’t commit to that release date, and he might fight to push back on that release date if the production schedule demanded a delay. 
 
That’s good and bad news for Star Wars fans. Needless to say, we’re not thrilled at possibly having to wait even longer for a great Star Wars movie. But if Abrams feels he needs to take more time to get the sequel right, then who are we to rush him through the production cycle to hit a pre-determined release date?
 
If Abrams hits the Star Wars movie out of the park, it will be worth the wait … right? 
 
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