Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed back the release of Batman vs. Superman, or whatever the Man of Steel sequel will be called, to May 6th, 2016, amid rumors circulating earlier that Ben Affleck had suffered a leg injury during a skiing accident over the holidays.
The studio moved its major tentpole back ten months, the same date as a yet-to-be-titled Marvel Studios film (Doctor Strange, Black Panther, or Iron Man 4?), which should be interesting, to say the least. It could also potentially mean the rumor about the Man of Steel sequel and Justice League shooting back-to-back could be true.
Production on the film has been pushed to the second quarter of this year, however, giving
the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year.
Batman vs. Superman was initially scheduled to begin filming in Detroit this February, and had already picked up some B-roll at a junior-college football game.
Whatever the reason, fans of the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel will have to wait one more year to see them back on the big screen.
Here’s the official press release:
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the release of Zack Snyder’s untitled ‘Superman/Batman film has been moved to May 6, 2016, allowing the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year. The Studio has also set a July 17, 2015, worldwide release date for its as-yet-untitled all-new Peter Pan adventure. Joe Wright will direct the epic live-action film about the boy who would never grow up, created by J.M. Barrie. The dual date announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.