Fans were disappointed when Zack Snyder's highly anticipated sequel "Batman Vs. Superman" was delayed from its announced release date of July 17th, 2015. With the addition of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ben Affleck as Batman and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, the film shifted to a May 6th, 2016 release date. As announced late last year, an untitled Marvel project would be opening on the same release date as the newly occupied "Man of Steel" sequel. Now it's been revealed that none other than "Captain America 3" will be releasing against the D.C. property.
Early screenings of "Captain America: The Winter Solider" have been met with extraordinary reviews. Some even claim that it's the best Marvel movie to date, even beating out Joss Whedon's praised "Avengers". The directing brother duo Joe and Anthony Russo, absolutely nailed the second installment, and they are in negotiations to return for the third.
At this point, it appears that Marvel President Kevin Feige and team have no intention on moving. Not to mention, their track record to date is far superior to D.C.'s at this point. Will Warner Bros. feel intimidated and move off the release date?
Nothing is set it stone but it will certainly be an interesting series of events to see if the studios play chicken and if one of them decides to move or not. After all, the films target the same exact audience, so it could actually hurt them both in the end.
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