It was somewhat unexpected when news came of Warner Brothers decision to delay the untitled Batman Vs. Superman movie by 10 months. This in turn had a knock on effect, causing Zack Snyder's Man of Steel follow-up to be set back to 2016. ComicBookMovie reported that Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige however, had mentioned to Slash Film during the Captain America: The Winter Soldier press junket, that 'the company has no plans to abandon the May 6, 2016 date':
We’re certainly keeping the date there and we’ll announce what that movie is, I assume, in the next few months,” declared Kevin Feige. Asked if San Diego Comic-Con is where and when the magic will happen and we learn titles of the remaining Phase Three movies, the producer said: “That would be great, I’d love nothing more than to be able to announce them all there. But if it’s ready beforehand, we’ll probably do it beforehand. If it’s not ready then, we’ll do it after.
Whilst it's not the most shocking of comments, it's rather intriguing that Feige referred to a second 2017 film, when to our knowledge, there's only supposed to be one on May 5, 2017:
It's not about the best time to make an announcement for us,” he said. “It's about when the team coalesces and when we find a group of collaborators that we want to spend the next two or three years with to bring one of the movies to life.
As ComicBookMovie mention, 'From Doctor Strange to Guardians of the Galaxy 2, there have been a handful of Marvel Studios properties rumored to nab the May 6, 2016 date and follow Ant-Man on the Phase Three slate'.
Yet, perhaps Captain America 3 will be pitted against Batman and Superman?
Do you think this is a strategic move?