Russo Bros. Discuss CAPTAIN AMERICA 3/BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Release Date Showdown

With the release day dispute between Marvel's Captain America 3 and Warner Bros.' Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice long over, the Russo Bros. finally sat down to give their thoughts on the scenario. Hit the jump to hear what the filmmakers had to say!

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By DrDoom - 8/25/2014


The claiming of release dates years in advance for major blockbusters has become standard practice now in the Hollywood, but it did lead to one of the more hotly debated issues in the industry this year: the dispute over the May 6th, 2016 release between Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios. Both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 were scheduled for release on the same day, and many fans wondered which studio was going to back down and move to a new date.

The issue has since been resolved, with Dawn of Justice shifting to March 25th, 2016. But since the move, we haven't heard much from the filmmakers on either side. Sitting down today with Cinema Blend, the Russo Bros. were quizzed on how they reacted to both the practice of date claiming and the showdown between the two blockbusters, with Joe Russo saying that "We knew when they announced that it was somewhat of a placeholder, that it was a game of chicken to see if Marvel really had a film that was going to land on that date or not. We knew it was never going to happen. We knew those two films would never stay on that date. So we knew somebody was going to move."
Expressing non-confrontational sentiments about the whole ordeal, they wished success on all of the films in the genre, while also talking about the importance of social media in the modern film industry: "We’re filmmakers. But we’re also comic-book geeks and movie fans. I want to go to the theater and be excited and see shit that inspires me, and gets me excited as a filmmaker. And so we wish success on everybody! Now that we’re in the sort of heyday of comic-book films, you don’t want anybody sort of spoiling the party. This summer was actually great because boy did we get treated to some pretty great movies this summer. So you keep hoping that’s the case moving forward."

"And it seems like studios – and I think a lot of this has to do with social media. Social media is so quick to identify when something isn’t working. You know, on Friday night by like 6 p.m., whether a movie is in trouble. And I think you can’t hide anymore. You have got to show up with a great movie, or you are screwed. I think you are finding that it’s happening less and less, that something that is not that good is doing very well. It’s forcing everyone’s hand, and really pushing people to do very good work."

Captain America 3 is scheduled for release on May 6th, 2016.
Source: Cinema Blend
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Pasto - 8/25/2014, 1:50 PM
They sound like cool dudes.
StarYeezus - 8/25/2014, 2:00 PM
Battle of the Articles
StarYeezus - 8/25/2014, 2:01 PM
My money's on Doom.
McNyagano - 8/25/2014, 2:02 PM
Here we go...
BlacktinAmerica - 8/25/2014, 2:05 PM
In the wise words of Anthony Mackie on the subject "Punks step up to get beatdown.".
charlie2094 - 8/25/2014, 2:06 PM
Like they said, they were never going to go against each other, common sense said that wasn't going to happen.
HAILHYDRA - 8/25/2014, 2:07 PM
Here we go.
specialkail - 8/25/2014, 2:08 PM
@staryeezus, agreed.
McGee - 8/25/2014, 2:09 PM
Two articles on the same subject.....one will stand...one shall fall.
GuyRot - 8/25/2014, 2:09 PM
StarYeezus - 8/25/2014, 2:12 PM
Lol what did DIAMONDZ do?
Pasto - 8/25/2014, 2:14 PM
Just realized that both these articles represent the same situation between Cap 3 and BvS. One article had the first date(spot) and another one tried to bully it out of that date(spot).
MrCBM56 - 8/25/2014, 2:15 PM
Who article will stay up? Who article will fall?
StarYeezus - 8/25/2014, 2:16 PM
Oh nevermind, just looked in the HoS. Damn, I guess Nate no longer has tolerance for bubble butts suggestive images. Thanks a lot Contemplator, you ass.
MrBlackjack - 8/25/2014, 2:21 PM
I think the Contemplator was the clone guy.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/25/2014, 2:23 PM
Lol DlAMONDZ got banned, damn.
StarYeezus - 8/25/2014, 2:24 PM
The NickPastoSon guy? Yeah, I think they were the same person. One of the reported images was used by both accounts.
MrBlackjack - 8/25/2014, 2:28 PM
Those guys creeped me out...
MrBlackjack - 8/25/2014, 2:29 PM
Now if only we could get @MrCBM56 banned...
MrBlackjack - 8/25/2014, 2:29 PM
That mother[frick]er joined the forum and hasn't even commented...
cipher - 8/25/2014, 2:29 PM
We should get me banned.

There would be more booze to go around.
Pasto - 8/25/2014, 2:31 PM
@MrBlackJack
it's cause @MrCBM56 is a big ole' bitch.

@MrCBM56
@MrCBM56
@MrCBM56
@MrCBM56
MrBlackjack - 8/25/2014, 2:34 PM
@MrCBM56
MrCBM56 - 8/25/2014, 2:34 PM
@Pasto & @MrBlackJack

MrBlackjack - 8/25/2014, 2:38 PM
@MrCBM56
COREY6487 - 8/25/2014, 2:43 PM
sKeemAn - 8/25/2014, 2:45 PM
Lol!! @MrCBM56
StarYeezus - 8/25/2014, 2:48 PM
Cap's finally gonna knock them old boots.

specialkail - 8/25/2014, 2:56 PM
@sophisticated since you ask...

I've got a bit of a possible plot concept I've been thinking on for Cap 3.

Captain America: Man Out of Time

It involves the Time Gem, The Invaders, both the 1940's and modern day. Namor as possibly a villain. Lot's of time nonsense.

Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/castleofdoom/news/?a=106561#4IvbGAXeLRFuWVXo.99

@superhero96 who is that?
TheGodButcher - 8/25/2014, 2:58 PM
http://www.humorgasms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/shootin-guns.gif
specialkail - 8/25/2014, 3:05 PM
wow i didnt recognize her.
EthanSmith1 - 8/25/2014, 3:46 PM
The other article's still up. Someone's going to have to delete XD
Pasto - 8/25/2014, 3:49 PM
@DrDoom is the one who should delete his article. He came in last place. The other guy had his article up first. And even if you think Doom's article looks more "professional" it don't mean a damn thing. Hell, the guy could've used no HTML whatsoever and a photo that looked like hell, but his article would still be first. Don't even know why THIS article is still up.
nibs - 8/25/2014, 3:58 PM
@DrDoom I thumbed your article and not the other one. Fukk that guy.
specialkail - 8/25/2014, 4:21 PM
@pasto but in the guidlines or whatever it states that its article quality, not speed, that determines which will be deleted
Lozzy - 8/25/2014, 6:57 PM
It's kind ironic that this whole situation with the 2 articles of the same subject is similar to the topic at hand. Anyway I got your back Doom.
McFarlaneFan - 8/25/2014, 7:53 PM
The big question is will Captain America 3 be great and make the Cap trilogy the 1st CBM trilogy to not jump the shark or will it somehow suck?
Ghostpointzero - 8/25/2014, 8:28 PM
I don't give a [frick] how long it takes or what date it comes out just put out good material. Everything else is not really important.
MightyZeus - 8/26/2014, 4:43 AM
@DrDoom Instantly thumbed up!!!

Seriously, i wish success on every comic book studio and i just want to be entertained by great comic book films and films in general.
Gusto - 8/26/2014, 7:29 AM


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