'Captain America 3' Will Face 'Batman vs. Superman' in May of 2016
Ever since Warner Bros. decided to move Batman vs. Superman to a May 6th, 2016 release date, people have been wondering whether or not Marvel would move their previously staked out mystery film from that same date. Well, earlier today, SlashFilm had word from Marvel's Kevin Feige that they wouldn't be budging in the potential box office battle, and an announcement as to what film would fill that slot would be coming in the next few months. Now THR has learned that it will be the gestating Captain America 3 that will arrive in May of 2016. Yes, Captain America will face off against The Big Blue Boy Scout. More below!
This makes sense since January brought news that Anthony & Joe Russo, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, would be back to direct Captain America 3, and the duo was already working on a treatment for the sequel. Marvel has been the king of dominating the first May weekend for years now, but we'll see if they have the momentum to beat the first film to have Batman and Superman together on the big screen. Some bumps in production for either film could cause a delay, but as of now, both Disney and Warner Bros. are standing firm with their release dates. That's going to be a fun weekend for sure.