CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Co-Director Says BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Will Do Very Well

In an earlier interview with COMICBOOK.COM, director Joe Russo talks more about how he feels regarding the release date between Batman v Superman and Captain America 3 and why Batman v Superman made a smart move.Hit the jump to know more.

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By Darktower - 8/25/2014


It seems today we are getting a lot of news and inside from the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joe Russo regarding Captain America 3 and also about the release date between their movie and Batman v Superman:Dawn Of Justice from different sources.
But in an interview with COMICBOOK.COM earlier today when the co-director were asked the about their thoughts in the change in the release date of Batman v Superman from Captain America 3 May 6, 2016 to a new slot in March 25, 2016,
 
 Joe Russo said.
"That's nothing we spent a lot of time with because we can't control it, But also at the same time we've been in this industry long enough to know that those films were never going to land on the same day with each other so we knew that somebody was going to move."


Joe Russo also said.
"To be honest, in this marketplace where it's been proven now that you can release anywhere from January to December and do really well, it didn't matter who moved, I think people are realizing that releasing at a time where you can get a couple of weekends – and I think Cap 2 proved this – where you don't have to worry about competition is the absolute smartest thing you can do. We're still number one domestically. When you look at Guardians of the Galaxy, it's similar in that it was released at a time of year where it didn't have to go up against X-Men or Godzilla or Transformers. And it's had a very healthy run and now it will end up as the top domestic movie. So I think it was smart. I think they took a smart date and I think they're going to do very well there."

So what do you guys think?
 

 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters on March 25, 2016.
 
Captain America 3 set to release on May 6, 2016. 


Comment and share your thoughts below.

Source: comicbook.com
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EthanSmith1 - 8/25/2014, 11:31 PM
First.
Jaspion - 8/25/2014, 11:45 PM
congrats
PeterDarker121 - 8/25/2014, 11:48 PM
I have a feeling that this will be a fine and dandy addition to Phase 3.
HappyHogan - 8/25/2014, 11:52 PM
Im looking forward to both films despite being more than die hard marvel
metropolisman - 8/25/2014, 11:59 PM
ahhh i'll be honest i didn't really care for cap 2....of course i don't really like the character to begin with...either way bvs is going to blow everything out of the water that year so marvel was lucky they moved...if bvs had stayed on the same day cap 3 would have made almost nothing... bvs would probably have taken a hit as well but cap 3 would have taken a huge loss...
Dingbat - 8/26/2014, 12:06 AM
"bvs would probably have taken a hit as well but cap 3 would have taken a huge loss"
^^^
Truth. I'm glad BvS moved. I'm way more excited for it and we get to see it 2 months earlier.
Darktower - 8/26/2014, 12:17 AM
@DIAMONDZ
LOL ... I wanted to put the new batsuit.. sadly i didnt find any good pic..googled this stuff n found this.
staypuffed - 8/26/2014, 12:32 AM
Of course it will! It's Batman and Superman together for the first time!
I have a feeling it will be the biggest CBM yet.
Darktower - 8/26/2014, 12:40 AM
@staypuffed
Damn right!!
KidGoku - 8/26/2014, 12:48 AM
Batman V. Superman has been hyped up for how long?! Decades now
vinomonster - 8/26/2014, 12:49 AM
Judging from the Hype after BvS.. JL Movie will make the [frick]ing internet explode. I mean for the first time we will gonna see the most epic CB team on a one hell movie.
Doopie - 8/26/2014, 1:30 AM
I like Marvel movies on the whole and TWS was my favourite so far. But it's gonna be all about BvS in 2016 - the movie is huge for all kinds of reasons. I'll still see both though
McGee - 8/26/2014, 2:00 AM
DIAMONDZ IS BACK!!!! :D


Doopie - 8/26/2014, 2:47 AM
the rest of the red hat club

KillerCroc357 - 8/26/2014, 3:18 AM
Nice to see rival movie heads recognize one another's potential success. I have to agree with Russo, BvS moving to that earlier date was a wise move. Later in the year is starting to get CBM crowded.

- March 25, 2016 – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
- May 6, 2016 – Captain America 3
- May 27, 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse
- July 8, 2016 – Doctor Strange (Unannounced)
- August 5, 2016 – Unannounced DC Movie
- November 11, 2016 – Sinister Six
SuperCat - 8/26/2014, 3:32 AM
0megaDaGod - 8/26/2014, 3:39 AM
Ummmm....yea. That movie with BATMAN and SUPERMAN will probably do 'okay' at the box office. I think they just might have a hit on their hands

I'm not sure if the Russo's are trolling or just really really REALLLLLY nice
marvel72 - 8/26/2014, 3:40 AM
"What if BvS sucks donkey balls, what if?"

@ Sophisticated

critically it could get panned,snyder hasn't made a movie that has scored above 75% on rotten tomatoes.

dawn of the dead 75%
watchmen 65%
300 60%
man of steel 53%
legend of the guardians:the owls of ga'hoole 50%
sucker punch 23%

but it'll still make money & the fans will love it even if its shit,just like the teenage mutant ninja turtles movie.
BatzFTWfan - 8/26/2014, 3:47 AM
@marvel72: That doesn't prove it can never get more than 75% on RT.

James Gunn movies were all under 70% and Guardians was his first movie that got +90% on RT, which is really impressive for movie of C-list characters.
KillerCroc357 - 8/26/2014, 3:53 AM
@ Sophisticated

What if Cap 3 turns into Cap 1, and people fall asleep in theaters? It is one of the lower revenue generating Marvel Studio movies, just clearing the magic 2.5X of budget to cover profit sharing relationships with theaters and oversea distributors while making a decent profit.
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JoJo1982 - 8/26/2014, 4:07 AM
I smell billions and a good month as number one spot for a good month for Dawn of Justice
mbembet - 8/26/2014, 4:43 AM
anything that has Batman in it gonna do very well at B.O. hopefully the story won't be like the garbage that is man of shit
KillerCroc357 - 8/26/2014, 5:13 AM
Cap1 was an okay movie. Cap2 was one of the best CBM to be produced by Marvel Studios. And its revenue ratio (4.2X of budget) definitely confirmed it was a hit at the cinema.

When it comes to MOS having to make up for a Superman franchise that had long lost its way, it is quite impressive it had a 3X revenue ratio and made another $160-170 MM in product placement revenue. So anyone thinking Snyder missed the mark on this one needs to probably look again.

Batman v Superman as a follow-up to this franchise fix will do extremely well. Just look at the reaction at SDCC 2014 over a short teaser clip and minor appearance from the three stars. Something would have to go terribly wrong for this not to exceed 3X of budget, and then some.
MightyZeus - 8/26/2014, 5:16 AM
Awesome.

I look forward to both Captain America 3 and Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice.
MexicanSuperman - 8/26/2014, 5:52 AM
@Sophisticated, umm Superman has only had two origin films in the past 30 something years.
DrunkenNukem - 8/26/2014, 6:03 AM
just give me B V S, JL movie, Aquaman and JLD movie....and do whatever you want with the rest
TheAmbassador - 8/26/2014, 6:38 AM
I was looking forward to watching both movies on the same day, but Cap 3 probably would have got slaughtered without Black Panther or something equally epic happening. Superman punching Batman punching Superman is going to make some serious clams.
MercwithMouth - 8/26/2014, 6:52 AM
Looking forward to both movies.

I honestly don't see BvS beating the Avengers in B.O. take though. Look at this year. We had 2, maybe 3 films even better than the Avengers (2 of which had the MS brand to draw from), and none came even close to a billion.

If I had to guess, I would put BvS at $1.2-$1.3 billion, since it only has 5 weeks to hit the big money until Cap 3 stops it in it's tracks.

And, I really hope that BvS is a fantastic movie. The mistakes made in MoS are fixable, and Chris Terrio is a great choice to fix them.
yossarian - 8/26/2014, 6:53 AM
Dev7 - 8/26/2014, 6:56 AM
@BenderBendingRodriguez

That's exactly what I've been telling alot of people but they don't seem to understand. MoS wasn't too far off from the 1st Transformers movie in terms of quality with lots of destruction porn and little to no story or character development. It even got a 50%+ RT score as well similar to MoS. This DCCU will be the transformers of comic book movie universes, mark my words. I don't think there will be 2 hugely popular and successful comic book movie universes anyways, one will be crap and I think it will be the DCCU.
cld247 - 8/26/2014, 7:05 AM
@BBR LMFAO!!!!!! Bro you are the definition of a troll...... All you do is come on to DC threads and just talk all this shit!!!!! GET A [frick]ING LIFE!!!
TelaVizion - 8/26/2014, 7:25 AM
They should have stayed in that spot to make history. Two huge blockbusters out on the same weekend. Fans who only do bootleg would have found the time to go to theaters for this "Hollywood Comic Battle".
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/26/2014, 7:31 AM
Put on the suit
Gusto - 8/26/2014, 7:46 AM


Darktower - 8/26/2014, 7:48 AM
Dev7 and BenderBendingRodriguez should go get a room and finish sucking each others dicks.
Nomis - 8/26/2014, 7:51 AM
Pheezmatic - 8/26/2014, 7:51 AM
i have no excuse...i wasn't even in the pool :(
Nomis - 8/26/2014, 7:59 AM
@ pheezmatic - LOL!
cld247 - 8/26/2014, 8:12 AM
@DarkTower LMFAO!!!!!! I agree....
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