Some hugely disappointing news this morning for DC fans – just weeks before it was due to begin filming, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that Zack Snyder’s eagerly-anticipated Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman has been pushed by to May 2016, “allowing the filmmakers to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.” Batman vs. Superman’s original release date of July 17th 2015 will now be occupied by Pan, director Joe Wright’s adaptation of the classic J.M. Barrie tale Peter Pan.
““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. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers,” said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros.
How do you feel about the news that Batman vs. Superman has been pushed back ten months? Are you pleased that Warner Bros. is taking the time to get the film right, or are you disappointed that we’ll have to suffer through more rumours and speculation before cameras finally start rolling? Let us know in the comments below…
The Man of Steel sequel will now hit on May 6th, 2016 – which happens to be the same date as one of Marvel’s as-yet-unrevealed Phase Three movies – with a cast that includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent and Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White.