UPDATE: WB Not Budging BATMAN/SUPERMAN Release (For Now) Despite CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

With Marvel/Disney officiating the release of Captain America 3 on the same day as Batman vs. Superman, a Warner Bros. rep says that they, too, plan to stand their ground… for the time being.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 4/8/2014


Following yesterday
s confirmation that Marvel Studios/Disney will release their third installment to the Captain America franchise on May 6, 2016, the very same day that Warner Bros. currently plans to release its Man of Steel follow-up Batman vs. Superman, Bloomberg has received comment from the latter studio on the potential 2016 comic book movie showdown. “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,” said Dan Fellman, the president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. “However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for Batman vs. Superman.” While Disney failed to comment, the president of domestic distribution for 21st Century Fox also weighed in on the matter: “A lot of films are announced many years in advance now, and some of it is posturing,” said Chris Aronson. More shots fired? What do you think?

UPDATE: Even though neither Marvel/Disney nor Warner Bros. plan to move their respective blockbusters at this time, Digital Spy reports that Batman Vs. Superman is slated for an earlier release in the UK on April 29, 2016, via the FDA. This, however, is not surprising considering even all of Marvel
s films have had earlier international release dates. Anyhow, the site also received comment from Captain America 3 co-director Joe Russo: Everybody likes to imagine a flame war that'll start over this, but it's not, he said. It's two big movies on a date - neither studio is crazy enought to eat up each other's profits. At some point, somebody's going to move off the date.


The tentively titled Batman vs. Superman is directed by Zack Snyder from a story by David Goyer and screenplay by Chris Terrio. Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Tao Okamoto, Callan Mulvey, with Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, and Jeremy Irons, the film hits May 6, 2016 for now.

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Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:44 AM
Say it with me:

Balls of steel.
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:45 AM
I am the lord almighty.
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:45 AM
I know your plans don't include me
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:46 AM
Just let your SOUL GLOOO!!!
McNyagano - 4/8/2014, 6:47 AM
"but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16."

LOL They are going to move eventually. They're just waiting to see the final numbers for Cap 2.
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:47 AM
Just let it shine through
DaVinci31 - 4/8/2014, 6:48 AM
Tsujihara be like

Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:50 AM
Just let your SOOOOOOOULLLL glooo
TheGreenGusblin - 4/8/2014, 6:51 AM
HIAL HYDRA!!!!!!
Gusto - 4/8/2014, 6:51 AM
In other news...

MrSotoMan - 4/8/2014, 6:51 AM
*puts on Batman mask*
kinghulk - 4/8/2014, 6:51 AM
i think if TWS beats MOS's numbers WB will move
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:51 AM
I'd give some lovin for some mcnuggets.
Lozzy - 4/8/2014, 6:52 AM
I hate how the marvel/dc flame war is now on a business scale. What's good for one company is good for the other, both companies need to understand that.
LMB10 - 4/8/2014, 6:52 AM
It's DC who would take the biggest hit from this - they NEED BvS to be successful. They'll move.
DaVinci31 - 4/8/2014, 6:52 AM
Could it really be that bad though? I mean I don't know a person who saw TWS but didn't see MOS? Even if you didn't like MOS you had to have checked it out.

Kind of like the situation with adding Spider-Man to say, The Avengers: Age of Ultron (which will never happen), in the sense that it wouldn't make that much of a difference because it's the same audience.

batcheeks8 - 4/8/2014, 6:52 AM
Shots fired
MrCBM56 - 4/8/2014, 6:53 AM
Both studios are being childish. But jonestly, BvS will win at the BO.
BruceLeroy - 4/8/2014, 6:53 AM
All of this is so unnecessary. This situation wouldn't even exist if WB didn't move into the spot Marvel had already claimed. Batman/Superman is going to make money regardless so moving it isn't going to hurt the film in the least.
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:53 AM
The biggest slap would be if Marvel moved.
DaVinci31 - 4/8/2014, 6:53 AM
It would only be affected if the movie it doesn't live up to the hype.
Lozzy - 4/8/2014, 6:55 AM
WB/DC usually release their movies in June or July. Why not pick a free date on one of those two months?
MercwithMouth - 4/8/2014, 6:55 AM
WB not moving...

DaVinci31 - 4/8/2014, 6:56 AM
@BruceLeroy

To be fair, they only claimed the date. No movie announcement or anything, which is what studios do all the time so technically WB had an actual film in production for that date before them.

I hope they move though, at least a week before.
0megaDaGod - 4/8/2014, 6:56 AM
“It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date"



The irony in this statement being made by the company that put their movie there in the first place. But it's even more hilarious because you can already tell they're gonna move. WB are so awkward
80sFace - 4/8/2014, 6:56 AM
My bet is BvS will move. Cap is now proven, in the hands of capable directors, continuing a story that people are invested in. BvS is WB's only film, it HAS to work and make as much money as possible. It's the linchpin to WB/DC's whole strategy. If it's numbers are lower cuz of Cap or if the film is so-so it could screw up everything. Why risk it? Seems like WB took the date to stick it to Marvel, to make them blink. It's all about ego. Zero upside to them keeping that date.
ProfessorX - 4/8/2014, 6:57 AM




Spidey91 - 4/8/2014, 6:57 AM
whatever, it's their funeral :P
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 6:57 AM
Honestly, WB has some balls for sticking to their guns. If they moved 95% of you would have said "LOL WB is a big bitch, look at them run." So now that WB IS staying (For now) they are painted as morons. Seems logical.
MercwithMouth - 4/8/2014, 6:57 AM
Honestly, I feel bad for both studios if one doesn't move. It's a bad business decision.
McNyagano - 4/8/2014, 6:57 AM

"Both studios are being childish."

No, WB is being childish. Marvel picked that date first and WB came and put their movie there. Marvel said they're not moving because of course, they claimed it first.
MercwithMouth - 4/8/2014, 6:59 AM
@Pasto

The funny part will be if Marvel moves... People will applaud them for being the "bigger man", but if WB moves, they're chicken shits.
DefcoN - 4/8/2014, 6:59 AM
dracula - 4/8/2014, 6:59 AM
fight on dc fight on the worlds finest will defeat the first avenger
StarYeezus - 4/8/2014, 7:00 AM
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 7:00 AM
WB isn't being childish, they just made a bad move. Being childish would be if they took the spot THEN started throwing insults Marvel's way at like a movie premier or something...
MercwithMouth - 4/8/2014, 7:00 AM
I have a theory though...

WB has no intent of staying on that date. They only booked that date, so they could get Marvel to announce what movie they're releasing BEFORE comic-con. Take a little wind outta the Hall H show.
Desrow - 4/8/2014, 7:00 AM
MrSotoMan - 4/8/2014, 7:01 AM
A lot of you need to pretty much chill, cause really

As you can tell from what the distributor says, he does find it odd, but AT THIS POINT there is no plan in changing in. Meaning the movie isn't being released next month, next year for even that matter. Anything could happen in 2 years, so seriously worrying about the date or who is going to change it is beyond pointless cause it makes no sense to worry about that.

The worries youSHOULD have is if this movie doesn't win an Oscar
Pasto - 4/8/2014, 7:01 AM
"The funny part will be if Marvel moves... People will applaud them for being the "bigger man", but if WB moves, they're chicken shits."


Exactly. I honestly don't care which one moves, I just want to see the goddamn films.
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