BySam Hayes, writer at
Cautiously optimistic about future comic book movies.
Sam Hayes

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Date changed from 5/6/16 to 3/25/16

Frankly, Marvel is lucky. Cap 3 would have flopped so hard if DC kept the date.

These companies don't make these films for the fans, they make them for Mainstream America and all of their money.

So what movie do YOU really, really, REALLY think Mainstream America (and the rest of the world) would go out in see? Captain America 3, a movie about an eighty year old man who is a little bit stronger than a regular strong guy? Or Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie with BATMAN.... AND Superman.. In the SAME movie, for the FIRST TIME.... EVER.. Almost DEFINITELY fighting each other? .... For the first time ever?

Mainstream America does not know who The Winter Soldier is or Red Skull or Crossbones or frickin' Barron von Strucker.

They know BATMAN. And SUPERMAN. The two most popular and highest grossing superheroes of all time. Hell, the two most popular and highest grossing CHARACTERS of all time in general.

So if DC kept that date, Marvel would have lost a few million dollars out of the billion dollars they already have..

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to make a billion dollars regardless of what month it's released in, but March? Why March? Honestly, I think it would be hilarious if they released it either May 5th, or May 7th. Overshadowing Cap 3 from either end. I don't know, this just seems like a SUMMER movie to me.

9 Untitled DC Films, w/ Release Dates

• "Man of Steel" — June 14, 2013 ( ✓ )

• “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — March 25, 2016 ( ⌛ )

• Untitled DC Film – August 5, 2016

• Untitled DC Film – June 23, 2017

• Untitled DC Film – November 17, 2017

• Untitled DC Film – March 23, 2018

• Untitled DC Film – July 27, 2018

• Untitled DC Film – April 5, 2019

• Untitled DC Film – June 14, 2019

• Untitled DC Film – April 3, 2020

• Untitled DC Film – June 19, 2020

We know one of these is Justice League.

But, don't you recall Nikki Finke's leak that Kevin Smith called pretty accurate?


July 2016 – Shazam

Xmas 2016 – Sandman

May 2017 – Justice League

July 2017 – Wonder Woman

Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up

May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2


What movie are you more excited for?


Do you think the 6 films we already "know" will be part of the new 9?

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is now in theaters March 25th, 2016.

Though that may change again....?

Thanks for reading! -Sam


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