The release date for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” though initially slated for July 17 this year, has been pushed to May 6, 2016.
According to ComingSoon.net, the same date will see the release of “Captain America: Civil War” as well.
Speaking on the postponement of the release date for the Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said, “It was a tough decision at the time because it was going to create a hole in 2015.
“But it was absolutely the right decision for the franchise, for DC and the movie. Having seen the movie multiple times, and again last night, I’m extremely confident it was the right decision to make the movie better. And it’s so important for the studio to get the foundation right on DC.”
Warner Bros. looking to resurrect with DC Extended Universe
After the Ryan Reynolds film “Green Lantern” (2011) had to contend with a failure, and the unimpressive response that “Man of Steel” (2013) received, Warner Bros. want to ensure that they have allowed themselves enough time to kickstart the DC Extended Universe without causing more downslide.
Early screenings of the Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill starrer received a standing ovation from entertainment company executives. Batman v. Superman, along with “Suicide Squad” – also slated for a release in 2016 – were the frontrunners at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, as reported by Cinema Blend.
“Suicide Squad” will be released August 2016, which will be followed by a solo Wonder Woman movie (production starts this fall) set for 2016 and the first Justice League film (production begins next spring) that will hit theaters in 2017.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” features Cavill returning as Clark Kent/Superman from Man Steel, and Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The highly anticipated movie also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, and Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane reprising their roles from “Man of Steel.” Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Jason Momoa will also make appearances in the film as Lex Luthor, Alfred, and Aquaman, respectively.
The film has been directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are serving as producers, while Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns are the executive producers.
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