Originally Posted by Deathstroke
I doubt it will be that long.
Superman Returns took a lot of heat for being too long for WB execs.
Not really, the problem was that it was too long in relation to it's content. There was simply not enough action in it to justify the length, especially for a summer blockbuster. So length itself wasn't an issue but what they did with it was. So there is no reason to believe that Man of Steel will be somehow shorter because SR was long and not successful enough for the studio especially since length cannot negatively effect a movies box office all by itself.
Case in point:
Avatar 162 minutes - 2.78 billion (WW BO)
Titanic 194 min - 2.18 billion
The Avengers 143 min - 1.51 billion
TDK 152 min - 1.004 billion
TDKR 165 min - 1.08 billion
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 154 minutes - 1.12 billion (June release btw, and following the garbage that was Transformers 2...)
And so on.
Green Lantern 114 minutes - 219 million