Warner Bros. has announced that their upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie won’t be opening next summer as originally planned, and will now be released May 2016. That gives DC fans another year to wait until they see Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman on the big screen.
Here’s the official press release announcing the new Batman vs Superman release date:
BURBANK, CA – January 17, 2014 – 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.
May 2016 is already packed with superheroes. Warner Bros. chose May 6, 2016 to toy with Marvel as they also have an unknown movie set for that date (Doctor Stranger or Thor 3 maybe). X-Men: Apocalypse was also recently announced for May 27th, so I wouldn’t be surprised if release dates for these movies were shifted between now and 2016.