Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Warner Bros. Moves Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Sets 9 Future DC Dates

Warner Bros. revealed a revamped film slate today which included a date shift for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Many comic book movie fans breathed a sigh of relief today as Warner Bros. announced that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is currently filming in Detroit, has moved from the previously scheduled May 6, 2016, where it was set to go up against Captain America 3, to March 25, 2016. While you'll probably read many stories today that call this a win for Marvel, I'm of the opinion that it's a win for fans. As the father of a family of four, it would have been very tough on us financially to see both those movies on the same weekend. Now that the film has been moved, we'll happily be at both films opening weekend.

Warner Bros. also added 9 unnamed DC comics films through 2020. They announced 2 "event" films as well, though it's unclear if they are DC properties. The dates for the DC films are listed below:

August 5, 2016
June 23, 2017 
November 17, 2017 
March 23, 2018
July 27, 2018 
April 5, 2019 
June 14, 2019 
April 3, 2020 
June 19, 2020

While no names for films have been revealed, it's likely that many of the properties that have been previously identified such as Sandman, Shazam, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and of course the Justice League film. It's also likely that some of those dates will belong to solo films for Batman and Superman. With both Marvel and DC having dates planned through the next 5-6 years, there are plenty of reasons to rejoice for fans of comic book movies and, it seems, that the studios won't be doing much direct competition for their films which, as I said, is really a win for the fans.