Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

Warner Bros. Could Move 'Batman vs. Superman' to Avoid Marvel Showdown

See also

The rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel has been long, occasionally friendly but often ugly. As the two companies have taken to the cinematic arena it's only become more contentious. That competition promised to get cranked up a notch when DC slotted their Man of Steel sequel for May 6th 2016, the same date Marvel pegged for an untitled mystery film. That led to speculation that one of the studios would buckle and move their movie to a different date, but according to Marvel President Kevin Feige it won't be them. He tells Slashfilm....

"We’re certainly keeping the date there and we’ll announce what that movie is, I assume, in the next few months."

He has reason to talk tough considering the wealth of options at his disposal, and the fact that every one of their films has boomed since The Avengers. Warner Bros. and DC have some issues to work out, though. Jeremy Irons, recently signed to play Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman vs. Superman flick, has said the script isn't quite finished yet. If that's true it would lend some credence to a rumor surfacing at Judao saying Batman vs. Superman has been bumped forward a week to April 29th 2016.

The thing is, a week's lead time isn't going to offer much elbow room. They'll still be cannibalizing the same audience and neither film will do as well as they could. This is looking like a pretty comical situation developing and one worth keeping an eye on.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Jack White has played the longest show of his career, going for over three hours
    Music Buzz
  • Donald Sterling
    Donald Sterling loses big in court, Clippers sale will proceed
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Steve Nash
    The Los Angeles Lakers will not use stretch provision on Steve Nash
    NBA Buzz
  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel revisits classics in new concert film 'Back to Front'
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Train
    Train rocks an outdoor show with old favorites and new hits in Tahoe
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Rascal Flatts
    Rascal Flatts to perform at Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.
    Camera
    11 Photos