Rumor has it that Ben Affleck who is cast to play the caped crusader in the anticipated “Man of Steel 2”, has suffered a rib injury. The guys over at Batman-news.com claim that production will be pushed back at least six weeks due to Affleck sustaining a rib injury “during a skiing accident around Christmas time”. Batman News’ Chris Begley also mentioned that “Based on who I was emailing this afternoon (17 Jan), and the things they’ve showed and told me, I felt like this was worth mentioning just in case it turns out to be true.”
Gossipcop.com says “that’s simply NOT TRUE”
A source tells Gossip Cop exclusively:
“Ben’s leg is 100 percent fine and not broken,”
“And fans needn’t look further than recent photos of Affleck at the Golden Globes and out and about in L.A. this week for proof.”
“As Warner Bros. announced on Friday night, the real reason the flick has a new release date is to allow “the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the rumors suggesting that Affleck is injured. Is he injured, is it his leg or ribs that sustained the injuries or does the filmmakers require more time to figure things out? Taking into account the rumors that some Justice League members like Nightwing and Green Lantern are set to make appearances we have to assume that director Zack Snyder and his team will need “time to realize” “their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story”.
The most important part about the reports flying around is the confirmation that the hotly anticipated sequel will be moved back a year. Warner Bros. announced that “Man of Steel 2” will hit theatres later than initially scheduled. The sequel was originally set to be released on July 17, 2015, but now it is moved back to May 6, 2016.
Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said in a statement (via Hollywoodreporter.com)
“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.”
The July 17 date is now occupied by Joe Wright’s “Peter Pan (2015)” which was initially planned to come out on June 26. “Man of Steel 2” will now face-off against an “untitled Marvel project I”, “Alice in Wonderland 2” and “X-Men: Apocalypse“, all due in May 2016.
Henry Cavill will return as Superman, Ben Affleck will take on the role as Batman for the first time, Amy Adams will reprise her role as Lois Lane, and Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman.