WB Blinks First, Moves Batman v Superman Release Date

After Guardians of the Galaxy soundly cleaned up at the box office, Warner Brothers decided to move the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to March 2016, rather than go head-to-head with Captain America 3 in May of 2016.

I would call that a very smart move, given how hot Marvel properties are right now. It may also signal a vote of no-confidence in the film as a whole, but it’s pretty early in the process to make that assumption.

5 replies on “WB Blinks First, Moves Batman v Superman Release Date”

  1. Fez says:

    I’m not sure what was more telling. Them balking at the date, or the “schedule” of upcoming DC comic and “WB Event” movies that are meant to imply there are a bunch coming including (presumably) at least one Justice League movie, which looks suspiciously like the Marvel schedule.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      I’m just hoping the success of Guardians convinces Warner that comic-book superheroes don’t have to be dark and angsty to work (even the ones that have darkness in their past).

      Dear DC: Stop turning your entire franchise into Frank Miller’s Batman.Thanks.

      • Brian says:

        As long as they keep turning out their Direct-to-Disc animated films, I don’t really care what they do with live-action. Now, just do “Red Son” dammit.

      • Fez says:

        Indeed. I don’t know where the penchant for “grit” originated, but the movies should, at their core, be fun.

        Me am not wanting Bizarro movie. Me think it would suck.

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