DC's Batman vs Superman Delayed Until 2016

DC's Batman vs Superman Delayed Until 2016

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Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed back the release of the Man of Steel sequel to May 6, 2016, amid rumors of Ben Affleck being injured.

Batman vs Superman, the unofficial title for the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, has been pushed back to May 6, 2016. Warner Bros. Pictures states in a press release that the reason for the delay is to "[allow] the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story." The change will put the film directly in competition with an untitled Marvel film slated for the same release date. Batman vs Superman was originally slated for release on July 17, 2015. It isn't yet known whether the delay will impact plans for Flash and Justice League films in 2016 and 2017. Man of Steel is expected to act as a prelude for those upcoming DC films.

Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the film, joined by Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Batman vs Superman will put the two DC superheroes together on the big screen for the first time, but the team-up may be less than friendly. Director Zack Snyder has commented on the relationship between the two heroes, saying, ""It's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world."

The delay may be tied to rumors that Affleck suffered an injury during a skiing accident over the holidays. Batman News reports that sources say Affleck injured his ribs and that production on Batman vs Superman would be pushed back six weeks. The press release from DC states that the decision to change the release date "was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year." Whether or not Affleck did bust up his ribs, fans of the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel will have to wait another year to see them back on the big screen.

Source: Total FIlm

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I don't see why Flash should be pushed back...Iron Man and Incredible Hulk released on the same year after all. Then again, this is Warner Bros we're talking about; the fact that a non-Batman movie is planned is kind of beyond belief, especially considering it's someone as jovial as The Freaking Flash (hoping Captian Boomerang is in that by the way).

Anyway, hopefully they're going to use the extra time to tweak the script...put in some extra work on the COSTUMES...and possibly we-work the title to something like Trinity.

captcha = I'm Cold Brr...which confirms Captain Cold for the Flash Movie

the complex visual nature of the story

How complex does it need to be? Superman will punch things and Batman will throw batarangs at things. I guess what they really meant was 'We need time to shove CGI in as many places as possible'.

And what is it with famous people getting in to skiing accidents recently?

Warner Bros. Pictures states in a press release that the reason for the delay is to "[allow] the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision

Translation: Given the fact we're including Wonder Woman in this movie (and the massive rumors swirling around about other DC Comic heroes and villains that might be popping up in this movie), we're either gonna rename this film World's Finest, Trinity, or just go "Fuck it" and make this into an actual Justice League movie.

All snark aside, this film is not exactly on stable ground to begin with. There is no solid evidence as to where this project is going or even a bit of information proving that this is a thought-out plan to beat Marvel Studios at their own game. This delay, to me at least, is another example of DC Comics and Warner Brothers having little to no idea of what they're doing with this movie. All I know is that the cinematic gap between DC and Marvel is getting wider every day.

honestly I was never hugely excited for this movie, and I'm one of those who liked Man of Steel, but even so this is disappointing, delays, especially long ones like this are never a good sign, I want this movie to be good, I want Marvel to have something to worry about when it comes to competitors, and I still hope that's going to happen, competition is healthy and all that, but this whole concept feels like a rushed answer to the avengers anyway, and I think it's going to feel rushed no matter how long they take with it, would it really be a bad thing to in the meantime give Wonder Woman a movie? hell, I still say it's too soon for a new Batman, but something to establish this batman in this universe would be good before they just cram them all into a movie

honestly I was never hugely excited for this movie, and I'm one of those who liked Man of Steel, but even so this is disappointing, delays, especially long ones like this are never a good sign, I want this movie to be good, I want Marvel to have something to worry about when it comes to competitors, and I still hope that's going to happen, competition is healthy and all that, but this whole concept feels like a rushed answer to the avengers anyway, and I think it's going to feel rushed no matter how long they take with it, would it really be a bad thing to in the meantime give Wonder Woman a movie? hell, I still say it's too soon for a new Batman, but something to establish this batman in this universe would be good before they just cram them all into a movie

I suspect the bigger reason is because Avengers 2 releases in 2015, and they don't want to even try to compete with it. They'd much rather push back and enjoy dominating the sales market on their own time than having to share the limelight with Avengers 2 by releasing in the same year (or at around the same time).

But hey, whatever they wanna use as their excuse, I guess.

Good. In fact, why stop at 2016? They should delay it further. How about 2018? Or 2020? Or the year 3000? Or why don't they just stop, build a rocket, strap all the work they've done so far onto said rocket and fire it into the fucking sun!!! Please?

Warner Bros. Pictures states in a press release that the reason for the delay is to "[allow] the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story."

Translation: We were reading wikipedia and discovered a whole bunch of other superheroes DC owns that we want to stick into the film.

Maybe the delay has more to do with them destroying two major franchises with bad decisions. Not sure how I felt when Bob started in on how a lighter Batman ala Ben Affleck would be a welcome departure since the Man of Steel was pretty grimdark and that's the direction things have been blowing. Making this wretched combination work won't be easy.

CriticalMiss:

the complex visual nature of the story

How complex does it need to be? Superman will punch things and Batman will throw batarangs at things. I guess what they really meant was 'We need time to shove CGI in as many places as possible'.

And what is it with famous people getting in to skiing accidents recently?

Recently? Two names come to mind; Natasha Richardson, Sonny Bono. The slopes eat people all the time.

Doctor - "Looks like some bruised ribs, Ben. You need to stay off your feet for a bit."

Ben - "You don't understand - I have to go be Batman!"

Doctor - "I know, but you're hurt."

Ben - "But I'm Batman. Bat. Man."

Doctor - "I really don't think that's a goo--"

Ben - "I AM THE NIGHT!"

Doctor - "Nurse get the morphine."

Wow, people really don't like DC? I kept reading how people thought they were rushing this out, now that DC may have realized that, everyone is jumping down their collective throats. I personally want this to be successfully, I am all for many many awesome movies being made. It doesn't have to be one vs. the other. I suspect it probably has come from growing the movie and a few added characters and spin offs. DC may be doing it a little different than Marvel, i.e. a bigger movie introducing others "first", then the spin-offs. Though Superman and Batman (to some extent) have already been introduced.

>Batman vs. Superman
>"the complex visual nature of the story"

I was not aware that there was anything terribly complex about "I bet Superman could beat up Batman!" "NUH-UH!" "YEAH-HUH!"

Maybe I just don't know much about Superhero films or the individual superheroes in question, but isn't Batman vs. Superman going to have a bit of an obvious outcome? Like, when you get down to it, Batman is your average Joe in a Superhero costume. Superman can shoot lasers from his eyes, punch people through walls, is immune to bullets, knives and basically anything other than Kryptonite.

Admittedly I didn't see Man of Steel, but I wouldn't have thought that Batman would stand much of a chance in this matchup.

May 2016?

As in, twenty-nine months from now?

Are they cloning a new Affleck for replacement parts? That's an awfully long time to let Marvel run the show, guys. Quite frankly, it's hard to imagine the movie will be worth that long a delay. I'm always hopeful, of course, but... I'm kind of thinking this isn't a good sign.

Hmm... as per usual WB/DC Drag their feet. By the time they get to Justice Leagu we'll be up to Avengers 4.
And what's this about crowbaring Wonder Woman into this ... isn't the most recognizable female super heroine worthy of her own movie?

Icehearted:
Recently? Two names come to mind; Natasha Richardson, Sonny Bono. The slopes eat people all the time.

Here's a two more from the last couple of weeks:

Angela Merkel:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25622660

Michael Schumacher:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25548140

Maybe it was the Joker?

Everybody knows they don't want to compete with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. They're just too scared to say it.

I like how it's "Batman vs Superman", when Wonder Woman is also going to be in there.

But eh, more time to hate on her/Gal Godot before it comes out, I guess.

thaluikhain:
I like how it's "Batman vs Superman", when Wonder Woman is also going to be in there.

But eh, more time to hate on her/Gal Godot before it comes out, I guess.

I don't even know why it's being called that, there's been no title given to it XD.

More time means hopefully more time to put hard work in and make it good, we'll just have to wait and see.

Kenbo Slice:
Everybody knows they don't want to compete with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. They're just too scared to say it.

I think it's more just common sense, that's be like releasing something not as well built up yet in the video game industry against the new Call of Duty or Halo game... It's committing financial suicide.

Perhaps they are waiting to see what the new Batman t.v series origin story will be so they can alter the one they are putting in their movie?

CriticalMiss:
How complex does it need to be? Superman will punch things and Batman will throw batarangs at things. I guess what they really meant was 'We need time to shove CGI in as many places as possible'.

Considering how impossible it would be to make a movie with Superman these days that doesn't have CGI, I was actually quite impressed by how little they used in Man of Steel.

thaluikhain:
I like how it's "Batman vs Superman", when Wonder Woman is also going to be in there.

But eh, more time to hate on her/Gal Godot before it comes out, I guess.

Eh - I don't know about hating on Gadot, herself. I've never been into the whole calling out a person on how they look, regardless of body type, height, etc., etc (which seems to be the beef people are bringing up most often). BUT, I still hate the idea of her playing Wonder Woman. It's not a problem with her, but rather a problem of casting her - if that makes sense. I don't have a problem with myself, for example, but no way would I ever cast myself as Hercules.

She just doesn't convey the persona of warrior, amazon queen to me. She's not a physical presence - it seems the character would need maybe a bit of that. Not when Gina Carano is out there (or even that one girl that cosplays as Wonder Woman with the Roman Soldier armor [I think her name is Meagan Marie?] - she's at the very least clearly capable of being intimidating; and she actually displays good body mechanics). Especially if this movie is going to have a fight scene for her, or if it's going to be physically / athletically demanding. She is going to need so many stunt and body doubles, and contrived choreography. I don't know if I will see this movie, but if I do, and they fudge a scene with a cg model of her (when a real person could have performed the feat), I'm going to laugh out loud. Why not cast someone that can already do anything they need herself?

Yeah, I'm not hating on her, but I am absolutely hating on the casting department.

BigTuk:
Hmm... as per usual WB/DC Drag their feet. By the time they get to Justice Leagu we'll be up to Avengers 4.
And what's this about crowbaring Wonder Woman into this ... isn't the most recognizable female super heroine worthy of her own movie?

Female... WB DC Universe... Female...

Not going to happen.

Dire Trout:
>Batman vs. Superman
>"the complex visual nature of the story"

I was not aware that there was anything terribly complex about "I bet Superman could beat up Batman!" "NUH-UH!" "YEAH-HUH!"

The dark knight returns.

That was the comic that started the entire idea, and it even made Batman relevant after the 1960s flop. It got turned into a 2 part movie too. It was all about returning to its roots.

This movie however will have none of the weight of the groundbreaking comic or even the movie. Because it was a rebuttal to multiple criticisms on Batman and Superman that is now 40 years old and no longer in the public eye.

How many times have you heard that Superman is evil because he doesn't stop tyranny on earth or help America in its wars?

How many times have you heard Batman is a goofy doormat that let criminals off easy because he has the hots for them?

Ultratwinkie:

Dire Trout:
>Batman vs. Superman
>"the complex visual nature of the story"

I was not aware that there was anything terribly complex about "I bet Superman could beat up Batman!" "NUH-UH!" "YEAH-HUH!"

The dark knight returns.

That was the comic that started the entire idea, and it even made Batman relevant after the 1960s flop. It got turned into a 2 part movie too.

This movie however will have none of the weight of the groundbreaking comic or even the movie. Because it was a rebuttal to an argument that is now 40 years old and no longer in the public eye.

Also, Zach Snyder.

Also, hooray for somehow shoving Wonder Woman into this rather than letting her have her own movie.

Also, it's a versus movie. When has a versus movie ever been good? Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason...

 

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