Rumor of the Day: Batman v Superman could be split into two films, arrive this year

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Jan 9, 2015, 5:26 PM EST

Take it with a grain of salt, but it sounds like Warner Bros. could be taking a page out of the Hunger Games and Harry Potter playbook with its upcoming DC epic.

An image that allegedly originated from the studio, as part of the upcoming teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has leaked online stating the film will be split into two separate releases — with the first installment hitting later this year.

According to the card, Batman v Superman Part I: Enter the Knight will premiere on Oct. 23, 2015, and be followed up by Batman v Superman Part II: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016. Also, if this is legit, you have to marvel at the fact that DC still can't come up with decent subtitles.

So, is it true? It’s certainly possible, considering Marvel has a bevy of films hitting in 2015 and the DC slate is decidedly bare. We know they’ve been working on Batman v Superman for a while now, and considering how much content they’re jamming into it (Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, etc., etc.) you’d think there’d be more than enough material to split it up and give the story some additional breathing room. 

Plus, the obvious factor: They’d get the box-office haul of two films, as opposed to one, and get to drop an absolute tentpole bombshell in 2015. It’s become a popular move as of late for major franchises, and Warner Bros. is no stranger to the concept. Plus, it'd give DC a foothold in 2015.

Do you think the rumor is true? Do you want it to be true?

(Via Ain’t It Cool News)