Warner Bros. Doubles Down on 2016 Release Date for Batman vs. Superman
April 8, 2014
Yesterday came the official confirmation from Marvel Studios that they will open Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016, where it will face off against Warner Bros.' Man of Steel follow-up, Batman vs. Superman. This sort of blockbuster clash of superheroes hasn't been seen before, and has ultimately divided many portions of the community in support of one side. Many remain skeptical that Batman vs. Superman will actually arrive on that date, as the film was originally scheduled to debut on July 17, 2015, but Warner Bros., much like Marvel, says they're not backing down.
"It doesn't make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16," Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., said in an interview with Bloomberg.com. "However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for 'Batman vs. Superman.'"
As Fellman points, there is well over two years between now and then, in which anything could happen, but for the time being, no one is ready to give up that first weekend in May of 2016. Do you think either film will move from this release date? If not, which film will you go see first?