Warner Bros. have confirmed that Batman vs. Superman has been pushed back by ten months.
The as-yet-untitled superhero team-up will now be released on May 6 2016 – to “allow the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story” – and now goes head-to-head with the still-unknown Marvel Phase Three movie due to drop on the same day.
Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution was quoted in the announcement:
“We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016.”
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, also spoke on the date move;
“We know that there is already great anticipation building for the next Super Hero film from Zack Snyder, and we are equally eager to see what he has in store for Superman and Batman as they share the big screen for the first time ever.”
Current speculation has it that Marvel’s mystery Phase Three film will feature Doctor Strange. May 2016 also sees the planned release of X-Men: Apocalypse.