Warner Bros. Pushes Back 'Batman vs. Superman' to Summer of 2016
The packed movie year of 2015 just got a little less crazy. After rumors swirled that Batman vs. Superman, or whatever the Man of Steel sequel from director Zack Snyder will be called, was going to be shot back-to-back with a Justice League follow-up, we have some disappointing news. Variety reports Warner Bros. has decided to push back the film to May 6th, 2016, instead of releasing it on July 17th, 2015 as originally planned. The film is still in pre-production, and we're betting that recent developments like Gal Gadot being cast as Wonder Woman have proven to be a little more complicated than originally thought.
However, this could potentially mean that the rumor about Batman vs. Superman and Justice League shooting back-to-back could be true, because preparing for that production would take considerable more time than the studio may have thought. At least this way, Snyder and his team aren't rushing to meet a deadline and delivering a mediocre movie as a result. That just means fans will have to wait another year before seeing Ben Affleck suit up as Batman. And, this could mean that Affleck will have a clear schedule to direct Justice League if Warner Bros. was to make him an offer. However, this does put the sequel against an unknown Marvel project slated in that same weekend, so it'll be a comic book movie war. Thoughts?