‘Batman V. Superman 2′ Update: DC Looks At Marvel’s Success in Movies; Adjusts Aggressively
DC Comics, owners of such superheroes as Superman, Batman and Aquaman have been pushing forward aggressively with a schedule of films ready to assault audiences over the next half decade. They just announced an adjustment to the release date for next years Batman V. Superman 2 by pushing it forward from May to March 25, 2016. That will follow shortly on the heels of next years debut of Batman V. Superman. Check out deadline‘s excerpt below for more on the aggressive moves in releasing. A ton of movies (11 by my count!!) from this universe will be coming soon:
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been moved up on the release date schedule from May 2016 to March 25, 2016. The move is part of Warner Bros’ road map for its DC franchises with dates just announced for nine untitled DC pics as well as two “untitled WB event film” slots that take the DC Comics series of movies into 2020. Somewhere in there will by the already announced Justice League tentpole, the superhero mash-up that will be WB’s answer to Marvel’s Avengersjuggernaut. The release strategy for the DC titles calls for two pics in 2016 and 2017, bumping up to three in 2018, two more in 2019 and three in 2020.
Batman V Superman‘s second release date move also avoids a showdown with Disney/Marvel’s Captain America 3, which had staked out the same May 6, 2016 date.
Among the DC subjects likely part of this rollout include Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Both are set for Justice League alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman. Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa is on the docket to play Aquaman. Zack Snyder is set to direct.