The many that were waiting with bated breath for Zack Snyder’s Superman Vs. Batman movie will have to wait longer than originally expected. The film’s release date has been pushed back almost a year, with Warner Bros. locking in the new date of May 6, 2016.
Interestingly, Snyder’s next DC Comics film will now be going head-to-head with an untitled Marvel picture, which is to be released on the exact same weekend in the United States. The way it stands now, this schedule will see Superman-Batman released alongside a Marvel picture, X-Men: The Days of Future Past the following weekend, followed not long after by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from Sony. There’s too much competition in a small period of time, so you can expect some release-dates to change in the near future.
Warner Bros. has decided to fill the Superman Vs. Batman date of July 17, 2015, with “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 official press-release gave the following explanation for the film’s delay:
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 film is set to star Ben Affleck as Batman, with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman.