Is MARVEL About To Flinch In CAPTAIN AMERICA 3/BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Showdown?
For decades now, DC Comics and Marvel have been battling it out for supremacy in gaining readers and fans. Over the past several years, that battle has found its way into theaters and I think it’s a fair assessment to say that Marvel has a few more ticks in the win column so far. But things are beginning to shift as DC, more specifically Warner Brothers is in the process off putting together one of the biggest team up films to ever grace the silver screen with Batman Vs Superman, a film that could potentially lead into a Justice League movie. Filming is just getting underway for that project, so it’s still a bit early to tell what’s in store there. One thing we do know is that film will be released on May 6th, 2016, the exact same day that Marvel and Disney have slated the released for the newly announced Captain America 3.
Both studios have been firm in their position to date, neither wanting to budge, but inevitably, one of them will have to back down and adjust their release date and we may have an idea of who that may be. Alan Horn, chairman of Disney Studios, says they are “struggling” with the Captain America release date. The news comes from Variety reporter Brent Lang.
— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) April 22, 2014
This news can likely be taken to mean that the production schedule may not be feasible. The highly anticipated to the hugely successful Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be the first post-Age of Ultron film that features one of the core team members (Ant-Man is released shortly after the Avengers sequel however), so the film is a huge one for Marvel and Disney. The question is, will it be big enough to tackle a film with two of the most well known comic figures in history? Likely not.
In my honest nerdy opinion, I don’t think one of the studios would be viewed as “chicken” or dumb to bump their dates. Really the only folks that will make a big deal out of it will be the fan boys, who will rant, rave and lament about it for a few days until the next bit of news comes out and they move on. The general movie audience aren’t really that concerned over something like this and that is where a majority of the money is coming from in regards to box office take. So, Marvel, move your date. I’d rather have a quality film and follow-up to a spectacular film than a movie that was slapped together just to win a race. I think most fans, if they really are fans, would agree with that.
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