It was a bit of a surprise for fans earlier this year when Warner Bros. Pictures moved Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman to May 6, 2016, not only delaying the much-anticipated comic book movie nearly a year, but setting it to open directly opposite a still-unrevealed Marvel Studios release. Although many suspected that Marvel would end up shifting dates, Kevin Feige tells /Film that there’s likely to be a 2016 showdown with the Distinguished Competition.
“We’re certainly keeping the date there,” he says, “and we’ll announce what that movie is, I assume, in the next few months.”
There are a number of possible contenders for the May 6 spot, but the furthest along seems to be Doctor Strange, which is rumored to be confirming a director in the very near future. No matter what the project ends up being, Feige tells /Film that we may have an announcement even before this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Brazilian site Judao, meanwhile, is reporting a rumor that Batman vs. Superman may be shifting its release date by a week, at least in Brazil, targeting the weekend of April 29, 2016.
Check back for updates on what appears to be a brewing superhero showdown as they develop.