Following on from various questions about “Star Wars: Episode VII,” Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn’s recent interview about the studio’s upcoming slate yielded one surprising concession.
Horn was asked about the current release date stand-off between Disney & Marvel Studios’ “Captain America 3” and Warner Bros.’ “Batman vs. Superman” which are both slated to hit on May 6th 2016.
Variety reporter Brent Lang was on hand and tweeted the following quote from Horn about it: “We’ll see. We’re struggling with it.”
This is the first indication that one of the studios is considering changing the date. The superb returns for ‘Winter Soldier’ in the normally quiet early April period have proven that they could open a follow-up on practically any date and it would be a hit.
The topic of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also came up, but Horn says “we haven’t seen a screenplay yet that I’ve been able to sign off on [it]… There’s a lot of variables that effect the final outcome once it leaves the studio lot, so we are very careful”.
This would indicate the rumored 2016 release is likely the earliest we would see the film. Horn also mentioned a sequel to “Frozen” hasn’t even been discussed.