Once again, the Marvel brand has asserted its dominance over DC. Warner Bros. just announed that the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been moved. The film will no longer go head to head with Marvel's Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016. Instead, the former will open March 25, way ahead of the summer rush.
The March release date will give Batman v Superman plenty of breathing room at the box office. When Warner Bros. first staked its claim on May 6, it seemed adamant about not budging. Perhaps Guardians of the Galaxy's stellar performance last weekend reiterated that even Marvel's lesser-known properties can bring in the big bucks. They're a studio that shouldn't be taken lightly.
But that doesn't mean DC is backing down in the big picture. Not by a long shot.
Warner Bros. also revealed a list of upcoming release dates spanning up to 2020. Which titles will go with what dates remains a mystery, but we can always speculate. If Wonder Woman performs well in Dawn of Justice we'll probably see a solo project from her, as well as the long-developing Justice League movie. More Superman and Batman sequels could be on the way, too. The possibilities are endless.
Here's the list of release dates. Give us your best guess and which films will eventually stake claim:
- Aug. 5, 2016
- June 23, 2017
- Nov. 17, 2017
- March 23, 2018
- July 27, 2018
- April 5, 2019
- June 14, 2019
- April 3, 2020
- June 19, 2020
What other movies do you think WB has planned?
(via Coming Soon)