Saturday, January 18, 2014
Some very disappointing news has arrived for fans looking forward to the as of yet untitled "Man Of Steel" sequel with a working name "Batman Vs Superman", as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment officially announced that the film will not meet its July 17, 2015 release date, and instead head for a May 6, 2016 release instead.
The reason, according to an article in Superherohype, states:
"the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year."
And the full press release can be read via "Batman-News", which includes a note that Ben Affleck, who plays Batman/ Bruce Wayne in the film, injured his leg which delayed production.
Now that is a big BUMMER for those who were looking forward to a big year in 2015, which would not only have included this next DC film, but a ton of other heroic films and features as well, such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars, and Jurassic World. "Batman Vs Superman", which would see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman/ Clark Kent, meets Batman/ Bruce Wayne played by Ben Affleck, putting the two iconic heroes side-by-side or against one another for the very first time in film. Fast and Furious star Gal Gadot was also cast as Wonder Woman/ Princess Diana of the Amazons, and the film is directec once more by Zack Snyder.
Expect the "Man Of Steel" sequel and seconf film in the DC Cinematic Universe with the new release date of May 6, 2016.