Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed back the release of Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure, Batman Vs. Superman from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016.
Batman Vs. Superman will release on the same date as a Marvel’s yet-to-be-titled film, although it’s likely that one or the other will move before then.
In a statement WB said that the delay will allow “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. The Studio has also set a July 17, 2015, worldwide release date for its as-yet-untitled all-new Peter Pan adventure.
Joe Wright will direct the epic live-action film about the boy who would never grow up, created by J.M. Barrie. The dual date announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.”
Fellman addds, “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.
Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers.”
Kwan Vandenberg also adds, “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.
The summer release corridor is also perfect for Joe Wright’s ambitious new Peter Pan adventure, reimagining the ageless story of the beloved and forever-young hero for audiences worldwide.”
So far the cast as we know remains in place. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. It will also reunite Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, Screenplay written by David S. Goyer, story co-created by Goyer and Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.