The showdown between “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Captain America 3” has officially been called off by Warner Bros. It is an unfortunate turn of events for fans of Marvel and DC to see the big names slog it out at the box office in 2016, but it is just good business sense to separate the release dates for the two major comic book movies. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” really took the box office by storm with an impressive $713,9 run, proving that even Chris Evans’ Cap is capable of stacking up the Benjamin’s with the help of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Marvel will potentially cash in on another huge payday with “Cap 3” and so will DC’s “Batman v Superman”. Bragging rights at the expense of ticket sales is just a silly game that makes no sense financially or otherwise, we will definitely see both films!
Warner Bros. made sure not to face off against Walt Disney by changing the release date for the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” from May 6, 2016, to March 25 in the same year. Interestingly enough, WB secured the May 6 release date first after shifting the original release date from July 17, 2015. We have to allow Marvel to have this round if they intentionally picked a fight! “Batman v Superman” is now set to face off against Brett Ratner’s “Beverly Hills Cop IV” which booked the same release date.