Warner Brothers' DC and Disney's Marvel Studios have been having a staring contest for the past months over the skirmish that has been the double-booked release date of May 6, 2016, in which both Captain America 3 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were scheduled for box office release. Warner Brothers, however, has finally blinked and Marvel can officially be declared winner.
Today, Warner Brothers officially announced to have moved the release date of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to March 25, 2016. This is approximately a month and a half before [Captain America 3](movie:994409)'s release, giving just the right amount of space between the films for them both to be highly successful. While the DC & Marvel rivalry goes back decades, this amicable move shows a respect for the other which is highly admirable.
Marvel Studios had previously set a mystery title in the place of the original date to "claim its territory" first. Shortly after Warner Brothers postponed the release to the same date as the mystery movie, Marvel announced the mystery movie as Captain America 3, the successor to one of the biggest box office hits so far this year. Could the amazing success of Guardians of the Galaxy's marketing have triggered the change?
Either way, now the problem has finally found its solution, and in the long-run simply means that we get the [Man of Steel](movie:15593) directed sequel(ish) movie sooner than we expected, which can only be a plus.