With excitement and speculation at its peak during these last few days due to various rumours surrounding the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has disappointed many by announcing that they have pushed the release date of Batman vs. Superman back by a staggering 10 months.
The original release date for the film was July 17th 2015 but has now been pushed to May 16th 2016 to allow “the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story” said Warner. Interestingly though is now Batman vs. Superman will compete at the box office with an unannounced Marvel phase three project that shares the same release date, two heroic juggernauts going toe-to-toe is certainly exciting. Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman had this to say, “We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016.” Is the push back a positive or negative sign for the film, do they just simply need more time to bring together this weighted and grand film? Or has Zack Synder bitten of more than he can chew? We shall see when this superhero epic launches in May 2016.
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