Warner Bros. today announced that the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice release will be moved to February 25, 2016.
Marvel and Warner Bros. have been at an unofficial stand off ever since the latter had announced that it would release Batman v Superman in May 2016. Marvel had already announced an untitled film set to release the same day and later went on to name the release as Captain America 3.
Pitting Batman v Superman against Marvel was considered a terrible idea given how hugely successful the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been. Marvel has been expanding massively with the release of each of its films, breaking its own records at the box office with every successive release. So the announcement of the change in release date comes as a smart move on the part of Warner Bros.
Marvel fans are not surprised that Warner Bros decided to back down.
Batman V Superman officially flees from Captain America 3's release date to March 2016. They must have seen Guardians of the Galaxy…
— Eric Striffler (@EricStriffler) August 6, 2014
Wow. Batman v Superman is moving to March 2016. The Batfleck loses to Captain America in game of chicken.
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) August 6, 2014
Batman v Superman moved to 2016 to "avoid conflicts" with Cap 3. More like to avoid being destroyed by Marvel.
— Celline Mercado (@heysassgardian) August 7, 2014
Warner Bro's also announced dates for nine other DC releases, one of which we know to be the Justice League film. Could a Wonder Woman film be in the offing? Fans may want to mark their calendars:
Untitled DC Film - 08/05/16
Untitled DC Film - 06/23/17
Untitled DC Film - 11/17/17
Untitled DC Film - 03/23/18
Untitled DC Film - 07/27/18
Untitled WB Event Film – 11/16/18
Untitled DC Film - 04/05/19
Untitled DC Film - 06/14/19
Untitled DC Film - 04/03/20
Untitled DC Film - 06/19/20
Untitled WB Event Film – 11/20/20