UPDATED! Did BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Flinch In The Box Office Stand-Off Against Marvel?
UPDATE: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film that expected to be released by Marvel Studios on may 6th, 2016 is Captain America 3. There is still another Marvel film that will release that year on July 8th, so it’s possible that could change. check out the original story below.
For decades now, DC Comics and Marvel Comics have been going head-to-head in a battle for the top spot among comic book readers. Fans have chosen sides and will defend their favorites to the core. Now, with both the companies producing movies, that battle has carried over to the box office, with both studios- Warner Brothers handles the distribution for DC- giving us films that have been massive successes. Marvel has been able to produce more movies, but DC and WB have a trick up their sleeve and are rumored to be bringing as a real treat in the form of more characters being introduced.
The next time we’ll see a DC character on the big screen will be in May of 2016, when Batman Vs. Superman flies into theaters. But, Marvel just happens to have a film releasing the exact same day: May 6th, 2016. Both companies have been adamant about not wanting to budge and a stand-off of epic proportions is upon us. However, that may change.
According to Judao, via Bleeding Cool, Warner Brothers may be the first to veer off this road in this epic game of chicken. According to the site, who have consulted with their source at the Brazilian branch of WB Distribution, the studio has moved the release date of Batman Vs. Superman up by one week, to April 29th in the US and April 28th in Brazil. Take this as a bit of a rumor for the time being, until we can get more information.
As the folks at BC stated, wouldn’t it be a show of confidence if Disney and Marvel bumped their release date to match that of Batman Vs. Superman? The funny thing is, we still don’t know the film that Marvel will be releasing that day. There are several options, including Doctor Strange, Captain America 3, Thor 3 or even a sequel to the much-discussed Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s quite possible that it could be something completely different. Keep checking back to Comic Book Therapy for more information as it becomes available!
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