Marvel Won't Move Captain America 3 Release Date for Batman v Superman

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Marvel Won't Move Captain America 3 Release Date for Batman v Superman

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige states that he won't move Captain America 3's release date just because it's hitting theaters the same day as DC's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Earlier this year, Marvel announced the release date for Captain America 3. While it's still a good two years away, it's now set to meet DC's big superhero crossover film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, head-on come May 6, 2016. So, is Marvel thinking of changing the release date for Captain America 3 to avoid cannibalizing each others' ticket sales? Well, apparently not. In an interview with Empire, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige states they're not changing Cap 3's release date just to avoid pitting it against DC Batman v Superman, and are ready for a superhero showdown come 2016.

I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends...If it is on the same weekend, I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we've always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we're working on for 'Cap 3' and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours, doesn't mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we're not going to.

Have you decided which film you'll be watching that day? Which film should move its release date to avoid getting smashed by the other? Sound off and let us know. In the meantime, check out the top 10 characters Bob "MovieBob" Chipman would like to see in Captain America 3.

Source: Empire via Variety

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Captain America 3 will CREAM Batman v. Superman based on all the ridiculous production updates that keep coming from the latter. That's my prediction.

Good. Cap 3 gets my vote. Superman v Batman should move if they don't want to be absolutely crushed in the opening week.

Because watching one movie prevents you from going to see the other? If you're a fan of both, you're going to make time to see both.

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Cap 3 will probably be better but I'll no doubt end up seeing Batman V Superman first just to satisfy my curiosity. I bet I'm not the only one who feels that way either.

Sounds like a game of chicken and Batman will blink first!

I hardly ever watch films on release day anyway, but if I did, after The Winter Soldier, and how much I am enjoying the current films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I would definitely go for Captain America 3. The only reason that I can see people wanting to see Batman vs Superman is to see if the bizarre casting choices actually work out, but other than that there is very little hype surrounding that film.

Surely this is just the blockbuster equivalent of Mutually Assured Destruction? I doubt either film will do badly at the box office, even with them both opening on the same day, but they're almost certainly not going to make as much money as they're used to.

Of the two, I think Cap 3 is much more likely to be good, and is certainly the one I'm looking forward to more. And yet, I can't help but feel that I might see Bats v Supes first, because I'm fascinated to see what it ends up being like.

I can see it now;

Batman V Superman will get the bigger box office take.

Captain America 3 will get the better reviews.

Both films will have basically identical audience ratings (give or take a negligible decimal point).

It'll be the greatest stalemate in the history of fanboy pissing contests.

Well we will have to see how the Avengers 2 goes.

At this moment in time Captain America 3 would dominate, but if the Avengers 2 sucks then things could change. Guardians of the Galaxy could also have an impact but I suspect less so since it's not the same characters.

How likely it is the movies will actually come out at that date?

It's still two years away, so isn't it likely that Dawn of justice will be moved back? Due to issues and such?
Or maybe I'm just still overly sceptical over that movie.

Kmadden2004:
I can see it now;

Batman V Superman will get the bigger box office take.

Captain America 3 will get the better reviews.

Both films will have basically identical audience ratings (give or take a negligible decimal point).

It'll be the greatest stalemate in the history of fanboy pissing contests.

I was about to say pretty much the exact same thing.

I don't like to see the two in direct competition, Marvel and DC's cinematic universe are going to be very different in tone, and despite me not liking Man of Steel, I'm cautiously optimistic BvS might be able to iron out the kinks and find a more satisfying style of its own without giving up on its vision.

If the MCU and DCCU can thrive and be unique it willl decrease the chances that the general public will start getting sick of superhero movies. When something like this happens, there will be a lot of pressure for the future films to follow the money and make them all samey and in the end both universes will suffer.

Superman and Batman will likely have the better opening weekend, but I can see Cap making a bit more in the long run if it's objectively the better movie. Which I'm almost certain it will be, because I imagine the production for Batman vs Superman will be a complete clusterfuck.

Of course, I'm not a share holder for Warner Bros or Disney, so I don't give a damn which movie makes more money. All I care about is if a movie is worth my $10 to see it in theaters. And that hasn't been true for me for DC's movies since The Dark Knight.

I'll go watch Batman V superman out of novelty and curiosity to see how they will fuck it up this time.

I'll go watch captain america 3 and genuinely expect it to be good and to be amazed.

It all gotta do with track records and history, every marvel movies are at least good if not great, and every DC movies are mediocre at best.

....Why not watch both

I mean come on we were gonna do so anyway most of us, so make it a double header cinema trip

It may hurt the families who may have to pick one or other

Well not like he has any good reason to move the release date.

They're chasing his movies, not the other way around.

sniddy:
....Why not watch both

I mean come on we were gonna do so anyway most of us, so make it a double header cinema trip

It may hurt the families who may have to pick one or other

Not everyone can afford to go to both. Not everyone can afford an up to of 25 when they go out to the cinema, more so when you have your boy/girl friend with you.

Quoth the Soldier quoting Sun Tzu, "If fighting is sure to result in victory then you must fight!" I have no interest in seeing Bat Vs Supes after the Other M level disaster that was Man Of Steel and all the production troubles and bizzare choices BvS is going through. Maybe if it gets really super good reviews, but even then that won't be on launch day. Cap on the other hand... It's the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what else do I have to say? In a sane world, Cap would probably crush BvS. But given the world we actually live in, I wouldn't be surprised if they both lost to a Tyler Perry or Adam Sandler movie.

As a couple of others have said, I expect Superman to have the bigger opening weekend, but I fully expect Cap 3 to be the better movie and to make more money in the long run.

As for which I'll go see? I'll definitely be seeing Cap 3. I'll only go see Superman if the reviews are positive and there's confirmation that there's a scene with Batman kicking Superman's ass in the movie.

Good. I sort of want to see how this works out head to head.

Darth Sea Bass:
Sounds like a game of chicken and Batman will blink first!

Batman doesn't blink. That would imply he was a mere mortal.

Week 1: Captain America 3 opens - All the money.
Week 2: Dawn of Justice opens - $90 million.
Week 3: Captain America 3 - All the money.

The opening weekend matters so much on these movies, and both opening at the same time will hurt sales. As important as the nerd subculture is to comic book movies, it's the average American population that makes the bulk of these domestic sales. And the average American won't go to more than one movie a week. So this will cannibalize the opening weekend, and if it was Avengers versus BvS, I would expect Avengers to pull more sales. But since it's the combined characters of Batman and Superman against Cap, there are just more people that are going to the DC film. Then buzz becomes, "DC Beats Marvel at the Box Office" and "Has Marvel Lost the Magic?" and now Disney and Marvel have to worry about the shareholders.

Of course, reasonable way to address this is to move the release date. If Marvel wants to avoid the crossover name grab that is Batman v Superman, they would release a week early. But they chose their date very specifically (they had to if they announced it two years in advance) and I guess moving it would convey a lack of faith in their product? And it could start a trend of rushing production to get films out a week earlier than the competition.

Shinkicker444:
Because watching one movie prevents you from going to see the other? If you're a fan of both, you're going to make time to see both.

Movie tickets aren't cheap, most people only go see one movie a week at the most. The kind of person who would make it a point to go see both movies in a single weekend is in the thin minority, and it's opening weekend that studios tend to care the most about.

Why should they shift. See unlike DC Marvel actually has firm commitment to their multiverse...CA 3 has a reason to exist beyond spinning money and if it does poorly well so be it... it will still serve marvel's over arching vision.

If Marvel opoerated like DC Avengers, Thor and others would have been cancelled after the poor showing by The Hulk.

Give Marvel some credit though for turning it into a game of chicken with WB/DC. Except Marvel has nothing to Lose.

Count me in the minority. I'll make a day of it - see one movie in the morning, go out, eat a burger, use the restroom, get some sunlight, come back for an afternoon showing of the other. Matinee prices are $7.50 so it's $15 just for the movies and maybe a $5 meal from whomever, be it Subway or McDonalds. That's not a lot of money for what will be a very good movie day. I can't guess how opening weekend will go, but if the last Cap movie is any indication, the next one should have more lasting appeal for the following weeks so it'll make its money regardless.

I suspect that if Man of Steel had been better received he might be singing a different tune. I really don't think very many people are that psyched for DoJ, especially non-filmy/geeky people because the first one kinda sucked. On the other hand hand, people are actually looking forward to Cap 3 because Cap 1 and especially Cap 2 and The Avengers were really fucking good.

Marvel haven't had a flop yet (critically or box-officely) and it wouldn't matter that much if they had a mediocre turnout for Captain America 3. DC on the other hand really need "Dawn of Justice" to be a hit, it's there foothold in an attempt to catch up.

A hit to the opening weekend will be a bigger problem from DoJ if it doesn't get critical praise, people will see Cap 3 anyway because its part of a continuity that people are already invested in.

There isn't any reason for Marvel to duck out and if DC ducked out it would basically look like surrender. If this was a calculated move on Marvel's part then it's actually quite a good one (although it's really mean).

Why does no one ever offers the option to see both? That's what im going to do.

TheRightToArmBears:
I suspect that if Man of Steel had been better received he might be singing a different tune. I really don't think very many people are that psyched for DoJ, especially non-filmy/geeky people because the first one kinda sucked. On the other hand hand, people are actually looking forward to Cap 3 because Cap 1 and especially Cap 2 and The Avengers were really fucking good.

I wonder if regional differences play enough of a part to counter balance the not-comic-or-film-geek crowd at all. I know that in some regions in the U.S. that are generally religious and conservative, there were church youth events to see MOS as large groups because there's that scene where he goes to a church - and there is a silly amount of associated imagery and allegory tossed in the movie for good measure (though kind of missing the point if Supes doesn't really save people, let alone missing the point of Superman if he generally disregards all that human collateral damage). While these same groups seem less enthused by Marvel.

I for one will ablsolutely see Cap at the cinema, and on opening day if possible - and will see Law and Order Super Hero Unit... maybe never. I just don't want to at this point.

Given a choice Captain America 3 as every DC film so far has been rubbish where even the weaker marvel entries have been pretty good.
So based on track records alone Marvel wins this.

That said i'm gainfully employed so will end up seeing both.

Sheesh, Marvel should've just released a statement that says "We will crush them in the battlefield".

Vilealbaniandwarf:
Given a choice Captain America 3 as every DC film so far has been rubbish where even the weaker marvel entries have been pretty good.
So based on track records alone Marvel wins this.

That said i'm gainfully employed so will end up seeing both.

The Dark Knight is best superhero movie ever made so erm.

I totally expect that DC will move their movie back while claiming that they need more time to finish production, but really it'll be to avoid opening beside the Captain America 3. Let's be honest, the Marvel movies have done excellent both critically and commercially. The DC movies have not done as well. The last DC movie that was a huge success was The Dark Knight. Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, and other movies haven't done as well critically, though some have done well commercially (though not as well as DC had hoped I suspect).

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