Batman vs Superman delayed a whole year!

Warner Bros. just announced that Batman vs. Superman has been delayed until May 6th, 2016. Earlier this afternoon, Batman News reported that Ben Affleck injured his leg, and production would be pushed back six weeks. I’ve still been unable to get confirmation on that story, but perhaps it had something to do with pushing Batman vs. Superman back a year?

The official reason given in the Warner Bros. press release was so that the filmmakers could have more time to “realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story”. Check out the full press released below for more.

BURBANK, CA – January 17, 2014 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the release of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film has been moved to May 6, 2016, allowing the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year. The Studio has also set a July 17, 2015, worldwide release date for its as-yet-untitled all-new Peter Pan adventure. Joe Wright will direct the epic live-action film about the boy who would never grow up, created by J.M. Barrie. The dual date announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “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.”

Kwan Vandenberg added, “We know that there is already great anticipation building for the next Super Hero film from Zack Snyder, and we are equally eager to see what he has in store for Superman and Batman as they share the big screen for the first time ever. The summer release corridor is also perfect for Joe Wright’s ambitious new Peter Pan adventure, reimagining the ageless story of the beloved and forever-young hero for audiences worldwide.”

Zack Snyder’s Superman/Batman film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, and also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.

Snyder will direct the film from a screenplay written by David S. Goyer, from a story co-created by Goyer and Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, published by DC Entertainment.

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

this f#cking sucks

Posted by Wolverine08

Damn. I'm guessing Bane broke Ben Affleck's leg.

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Posted by JetiiMitra

Probably a good thing not having to compete with Star Wars and Avengers 2.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I just noticed there's already a thread. oh well, I hate this....

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Technically its only 10 months.

:p

Posted by Saint_Wildcard

I just noticed there's already a thread. oh well, I hate this....

It's a site full of nerds, what did you expect?

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

They should def take their time and make it good as possible!

Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

@allstarsuperman said:

this f#cking sucks

Agreed. But hopefully the script is better this time around.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

F*ck this.

Posted by Dernman

They are sure taking their time launching their movie franchise. So they're not going to have anything out for 2015?

Posted by OreoAssassin

Guess 2015 is another Marvel year.

Edited by frogdog

This pretty clever since it would make marvel overstaurate themselves with movies.

Posted by Wolverine08

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@mitran said:

Probably a good thing not having to compete with Star Wars and Avengers 2.

Star Wars is coming out next year? Last I heard they didn't even have a script O_O

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

@mitran said:

Probably a good thing not having to compete with Star Wars and Avengers 2.

Star Wars is coming out next year? Last I heard they didn't even have a script O_O

Thats what they are saying for now. Next year.

Posted by JetiiMitra

@mitran said:

Probably a good thing not having to compete with Star Wars and Avengers 2.

Star Wars is coming out next year? Last I heard they didn't even have a script O_O

Well they had... a script... for a little while... I forgot Abrams was rewriting it.

I don't know, I think if they shift it they could get something out by 2015. As far as I know, that's still when Ep. VII is slated. But yeah, we're probably going to see some delays there too.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@mitran said:

@deranged_midget said:

@mitran said:

Probably a good thing not having to compete with Star Wars and Avengers 2.

Star Wars is coming out next year? Last I heard they didn't even have a script O_O

Well they had... a script... for a little while... I forgot Abrams was rewriting it.

I don't know, I think if they shift it they could get something out by 2015. As far as I know, that's still when Ep. VII is slated. But yeah, we're probably going to see some delays there too.

I sincerely hope they delay it.

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Edited by Black_Claw

Well as long as they take their time with this movie then I won't complain.

Posted by War Killer

Oh darn, I was kinda looking forward to fans fighting over which was better: Avengers 2 or Batman/Superman. xD

Edited by Dr_Harlequin

@war_killer: You think this will put out the fire?

The fire rises.

Posted by TazzMission

Oh darn, I was kinda looking forward to fans fighting over which was better: Avengers 2 or Batman/Superman. xD

you forgot star wars ep7 since its dec 2015. honestly i think ep7 will be the movie of 2015

Posted by War Killer

@war_killer said:

Oh darn, I was kinda looking forward to fans fighting over which was better: Avengers 2 or Batman/Superman. xD

you forgot star wars ep7 since its dec 2015. honestly i think ep7 will be the movie of 2015

Not the same. Plus both are being made by Disney so that's like playing for the same team in a way.

Posted by TechnoBacon2014

.... Delayed a year?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Deathstroke19

As long as it they don't mess up.... I'm cool with it.

Posted by HumanRocket

I feel this is better for the film. They were rushing it too quickly and it'salso better that the Avengers sequal and Superman sequal don't have to go head to head in the same year.

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Posted by RetconCrisis

I'm kinda glad. If they're going to rush in all those JL characters like it has been shown, they should take more time. I'm really okay with it, as long as it's worth the wait.

Posted by New_World_Order

Damn. I'm guessing Bane broke Ben Affleck's leg.

LOL

Posted by KingAres109

2015 or 2016 is not rushing it...It seems further away...Were all going to be 2 years older..

Edited by Chibi_cute

They are probably brainstorming too much on how batman could beat supes..

They can make it into 2020 as long as it doesn't sucks.

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Posted by RogueShadow

Yeah. It's a pretty annoying turn of events.

Posted by Bezza

Well, I think by 2016 people will be tiring of marvel films, so maybe this gives DC time to capture the imagination of the cinema going public.

Edited by TDK_1997

Well,this sucks,a lot.

Posted by ccraft

Just let me see the Batsuit and I'll be cool with waiting another 10 months!

Posted by AlKusanagi

What else can we do to delay it until Snyder retires from filmmaking?

Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie

They should def take their time and make it good as possible!

Agreed.

Posted by thespideyguy

They should def take their time and make it good as possible!

That's exactly what I thought.

It's not like you don't have comics for a year.

Edited by Jonez120

This is bs

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Edited by Derrick_nolan

This sucks...

Posted by godzilla44

this is probably good news

Posted by Tyrus

I think that WB were just too keen on getting it out to compete with Avengers - don't get pissy. After Avengers crossed the $1 Billion mark, what did WB do? A week later they announce a JL film goes into development and is scheduled to be released in 2015 alongside Avengers... Of course, they changed Justice League with MoS 2, but still, WB knew that 2015 was going to be a BIG year so they wanted to be included.

I think that MoS 2 should have 2016 in their hands though.

Posted by Jonez120

A few years ago I would've expected them to have multiple movies for individual leaguers and JL movie scheduled by then.

Producers need to stop delaying crap, Jesus DC just freaking DO the stuff.

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Edited by MetalJimmor

Disappointment.

Posted by LyraFay

@frogdog said:

This pretty clever since it would make marvel overstaurate themselves with movies.

Yes this. Techically Marvel can shoot themselves in the foot and basically implode on themselves due these endless movies (not just their own but the ones at Sony, Fox and maybe Universal). By the time Batman vs Superman hits, Marvel's glory could be mulled.

Posted by Wardemon32

What so Gal Gadot can have time to get in shape?

Seriously though! Why the hell is she not Wonder Woman? She's fit and she even looks like her. Plus she can already fight like Wonder Woman should be able to do

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@LyraFay

Get ready folks. Apparently the next time WB puts out another movie Marvel will burn to the ground for giving people what they want every year :P

Put it this way - WB is simply keeping people waiting for so long. You saying that Marvel will just somehow get old and boring for actually giving the audience as much films as they can produce (unlike WB) is so ridiculous but understandable if it's just your way of coping with this tragic delay/news.

Some of you DC fanboys... "Yeah well-- Marvel will eventually get old and nobody will want to see their movies anymore - DC FTW!!!!"

Edited by The Stegman

...I don't think people will get tired of Marvel movies, if anything, the piece if crap Iron Man 3 proves people will go see it regardless of quality just cause it's Marvel.

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

...I don't think people will get tired of Marvel movies, of anything, the piece if crap Iron Man 3 proves people will go see it regardless of quality just cause it's Marvel.

Yeah, I was surprised by how much Ironman 3 made considering it was a pile of poop

Posted by Catsnlynne

I think we'll all manage to survive somehow while waiting for the movie to come out.