When it was announced that Ben Affleck would be stepping into the role of Batman earlier last year, the internet went into an uproar. Some people thought it was a good idea, others thought that Affleck was miscast. Either way the film created a stir which made people excited to see how Ben would portray the iconic role.
The film was expected to premiere on July 17th, 2015, however Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that they are pushing the release date back for the untitled “Man of Steel” sequel.
As previously mentioned Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman , Gal Gadot will portray the role of Wonder Woman and Bryan Cranston is expected to play the role of Lex Luther.
Although the Batman and Superman film won’t be the big blockbuster in 2015, moviegoers won’t be too disappointed. On July 17, 2015, Warner Bros. Studios is releasing a live action Peter Pan adventure, based on the popular book by J.M. Barrie. Joe Wright will be directing this high anticipated film.
After the announcements were made about the release date changes, Warner Bros. released this statement to E. News.
“We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers.”
The President of Warner Bros. International Distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg continued the statement by saying
“We know that there is already great anticipation building for the next Super Hero film from Zack Snyder, and we are equally eager to see what he has in store for Superman and Batman as they share the big screen for the first time ever. The summer release corridor is also perfect for Joe Wright’s ambitious new Peter Pan adventure, reimagining the ageless story of the beloved and forever-young hero for audiences worldwide.”
The extra time allows the filmmakers to fully realize their vision, and to make a better product. Luckily the film has not gone into production yet.
The new release date is May 6, 2016
– Dallas Jordan