Batman vs. Superman Moved to 2016

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Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman

Did Warner Bros. just blinked? Or cry uncle? Or did they do the smart thing and avoid having to fight for fanboys at the box office in another year?

We’ll find out in 2016, because the studio has announced that Zack Snyder’s “Batman vs. Superman” will be moving from its July 17, 2015 release date to May 6, 2016…away from having to face the likes of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode 7″ in what was shaping up to be an uber geek movie year.

Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman offered up this reason for the movie:

We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers.

He is referring to Joe Wright’s “Peter Pan” movie, which will now take over “Batman vs. Superman’s” slot for the studio.

The new May 2016 date for “Batman vs. Superman” would pit it against Marvel’s unknown movie — the studio announced a 2016 picture a while back, but not the title. So 2016 could very well pit Batman and Superman against anyone, including Black Panther, Doctor Strange, or someone else that hasn’t gotten any attention of late. Or perhaps another “Thor” or “Iron Man” sequel. Without knowing what Marvel will be putting up in 2016, it looks like clear sailings for “Batman vs. Superman” to dominate the box office in 2016.

“Batman vs. Superman” will star Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. The film is expected to launch Warner Bros.’ attempt at a cohesive D.C. Cinematic Movie Universe, and followed up with a “Justice League” movie.

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    FOOOOOOOOOOOK!

  • Juggernaut

    What a weak ass move! They obviously were in over their heads but to pull this shit is just pathetic. They’ll destroy any of the second tier Marvel character’s film but if they are going up against one of their A list characters like Thor, Ironman, Hulk or Captain America they could still be in some trouble.

  • JasOn Vu

    this is already a bad sign that the movie is going to be no good.

  • ErickKwon

    On the one hand, it’s smart. “Avengers 2″ and the next “Star Wars” is hard to beat, though fans were going to watch them all anyway. But keeping the brand alive in people’s minds is key, and DC isn’t doing anything else big, so this is empty/half full

  • ALedohe

    They did this with Man of Steel and it was still not perfect and I have the same feeling with this movie.

    I think that we will be seeing an alt version of the Avengers. Ex. Brainiac VS Ultron or Darksied’s Dogs of of War Earth Invasion led by Kalibak vs Thanos earth invasion force led by Loki.

    Here is some funny stuff.

    Superman the Movie 1978 was about Lex Luther and Land
    Superman returns 2006 was about Lex Luther and Land

    Superman 2 1980 was about Zod
    Man of Steel 2013 was about Zod

    Superman 3 1983 was about a computer” Brainiac” wannabe.
    Superman/Batman 2016 will be about jeez I don’t know, but at least they will have Batman.

  • jkgeezy

    I love that old school DC pic above. It has a Watchmenesque to it. Which makes me think a Justice League movie would work perfectly if it was done how Watchmen was. The old costumes would work and everything. No one character would overshadow another.

  • ネイサン

    Proof you can’t please anybody… first the release date is ‘too soon’… now it’s ‘they must be in over their heads’… people are full of sh*t.