[Movies] UPDATED: Batman vs. Superman Pushed to 2016
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.17.2014
Warner Bros. confirms it..
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has confirmed the news, issuing the with domestic distribution president Dan Fellman announcing that the Batman/Superman film will be pushed back to May 6th, 2016. Fellman said the move will give "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."
Fellman also confirmed that Peter Pan will indeed move into the open spot left by the film.
ORIGINAL: Fans looking forward to seeing Batman take on Superman will have to wait about ten months longer. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has pushed production on Batman vs. Superman back to the second quarter of this year, prompting to move the release date back to May 6th, 2016. The film had originally bet set for July 17th, 2015; the studio has put Peter Pan in that film's spot.
The film is in pre-production currently and the cast has not changed; Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will play Superman and Batman, respectively, with Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are all returning with Zack Snyder at the helm from a script by David Goyer.
The reason for the pushback wasn't mentioned, though rumors were floating around that Affleck had been injured and the film had been delayed as a result. Variety didn't mention this in their report, so we'll have to wait and see if that's the case.