Marvel not budging from Batman Vs Superman release date

News Simon Brew 13 Mar 2014 - 07:14

Marvel will release a movie on the same day as Batman Vs Superman, it seems...

Ready for a game of who's going to blink first? Back when Warner Bros moved the release date of Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman back to 2016, it chose a new release date of May 6th of that year.

May 6th 2016 however was also a date that Marvel had earmarked beforehand for the release of one of its movies. It had announced the date, but not what the film was going to be.

The feeling was that Marvel would probably shift its film by a week or two either side to avoid a big clash. But Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige insists that isn't the case. Chatting to Slashfilm, he said that "we're certainly keeping the date there and we'll announce what the movie is, I assume, in the next few months".

You'd suspect that for Marvel to stick so firmly to that date it'd be one of the studios' bigger releases. Batman Vs Superman is a film that could certainly take a chunk out of Marvel's revenues otherwise.

The question remains then: will either Marvel Studios or Warner Bros move their movie, or are we set for arguably the biggest release date clash in recent memory? Place your bets...

Slashfilm.

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