With the announcement that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was moving up in the calendar — from May 6, 2016 to March 25 — in order to avoid another superhero blockbuster from Marvel, Captain America 3, things seemed poised for an earlier release of the hugely anticipated Justice League. This would be the best news fanboys, who have been waiting for both movies get.
Looking at how DC Entertainment’s superhero movies are scheduled by Warner Bros., Justice League could happen sooner rather than later. As it stands right now, DC is coming up with untitled movies on August 5, 2016, and then on June 23, 2017 (this could be a possible blockbuster).
Remember Warner Bros. announced that Justice League would come in the heels of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Well, August of 2016 is pretty close to the March 25 date. Could it be?
At this point we simply do not know, but we can assume Justice League would be released in one of the two dates following the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to Den of Geek, a WB executive has promised more information on the nine scheduled superhero films announced last week, as speculation is rampant.
The website reports that the reason Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice moved out of its original date of July 2015, was — as they claimed — to revise the script and make it better, but also to do a quicker turnaround with Justice League. This has been the third time WB has changed the release date for Zack Snyder’s blockbuster, and it’s expected to be the last, after the official calendar — through 2020 — was announced last week.
There is no confirmation that portions of Justice League will be shot back-to-back with Batman v Superman, according to Den of Geek. However, Entertainment Weekly asked Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution if that is the case. The answer seems to indicate so, “While it hasn’t been officially announced, I think it’s a pretty good bet.”
So far Zack Snyder has added several characters from the DC Universe to be a part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and many are wondering what on Krypton happened to the Man of Steel sequel, as this looks like anything, but a Superman (Henry Cavill) movie. Of course, we have Batman (Ben Affleck) on the same screen as Superman for the first time ever.
Znyder also includes Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and possibly Aquaman — which he vehemently defended on a radio show over the weekend — although this hasn’t been confirmed. There is talk that The Flash, The Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Shazam could have a cameo in Batman v Superman.
In any case, it looks like it’s finally happening. First we will get Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will be followed by Justice League on August 5, 2016 or most likely June 23, 2017. Stay tuned for the latest news.
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