Warners Won’t Move “Batman vs. Superman”

Marvel confirmed yesterday that they are sticking to a May 6th 2016 release date for “Captain America 3,” putting it out on the same weekend as Warners’ “Batman vs. Superman” film.

Now, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman tells Bloomberg that in this game of release date chicken, they have no intention of flinching:

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16. However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for Batman vs. Superman.”

Evercore Partners analyst Alan Gould also weighed in, saying: “I don’t think the studios or the theaters would be happy to see this. I would be surprised if they didn’t end up changing these dates,” whilst Fox’s president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson says: “A lot of films are announced many years in advance now, and some of it is posturing.”