Batman vs Superman changes release date
- Category: News Feed
- Published: Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:09
- Written by Blacksmith
Here's an Awesome Update for DC (and Marvel!) fans! The answer to the "Who's going to budge" question surrounding Batman vs Superman and Captain America 3 has finally been answered - and it's the World's Finest that have made the change!
This pseudo-stand-off over the 6th of May release date - one that Marvel have "traditionally" held - has been on-going for some time now, with both sides saying they wouldn't give; it was getting to the point where it genuinely looked like we'd have these two blockbusters open on the same day. In the end, though, DC were the ones to budge, switching to the much earlier 25th of March release date. If you think about it, it makes sense for DC; Marvel were in the strongest position of the two, not because Captain America 3 would out-sell Batman vs Superman (I'd be beyond amazed if it did), but because Marvel could afford to have a #2 film, yet DC could not afford for Cap to take a chunk out of its profits - which it most certainly would do, even if it didn't out-sell it. Plus, Marvel themselves have proved - with Captain America 2, no less - that a March/April release date can still make big numbers, and with this being BATMAN vs freakin' SUPERMAN, then it's definitely going to break the bank. All in all, it's a win-win scenario for both Marvel and DC!
On top of the announcement that BvS was moving it's release date, DC also released a list of release dates for DCCU films (though they didn't release the titles) that will launch after the already announced Justice League film. There are 9 in total, from 2016 through to 2020, which marks a huge increase in output from DC, who have been lagging behind their Marvel counterparts.
05 AUG 2016
23 JUN 2017
17 NOV 2017
23 MAR 2018
27 JUL 2018
05 APR 2019
14 JUN 2019
03 APR 2020
19 JUN 2020
What do you think? Are you excited to see DC pump out 2 films a year and really build their cinematic universe? Are you happy that BvS has shifted to March? Let us know in the comments below!