The showdown continues in full effect between Marvel and Warner Bros. They both currently occupy the May 6, 2016 release date, with Marvel releasing "Captain America 3" and WB releasing "Man of Steel 2". Marvel President Kevin Feige confirmed that they have no intention on exiting the release date. Now a studio head from WB, also stated they aren't going to back down.
"It doesn't make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16," said Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. He continued, "However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for 'Batman vs. Superman.'"
Marvel's latest release "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was met with extremely positive reviews and set a new April record. They have consistently released incredible films again and again and their popularity only continues to rise.
Warner Bros. on the other hand, has taken a few missteps with some beloved properties. They of course have the successful Christopher Nolan "Dark Knight" trilogy and Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel". But the sequel has already added some very controversial actors and has moved off its previously locked July 17, 2015 release date, so many are skeptical about their direction.
True fanboys of course will see both films on opening weekend. But for the secondary fans and families, they may choose only one, so it in essence only hurts both studios. Will either studio swallow their pride and move? This vicious game of chicken is being monitored very closely and the result should be incredibly interesting.
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"Captain America 3" and "Batman Vs. Superman" will release on May 6, 2016
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