Saturday, January 18, 2014
‘Batman vs. Superman’ postponed nearly a year, pushed back to 2016
Fanboys across the country are weeping at the news that the release of 'Batman vs. Superman', the sequel to Man of Steel, is being pushed back. Nearly a year no less. Originally set for a July 17th, 2015 release, Warner Brothers/DC is now releasing the film on May 6th, 2016. The explanation? Simple really... the filmmakers need more time. The official statement went something like this: to “allow the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story,” the studio said to TheWrap.
I'm ok with studios postponing the release of a film, if it means it will be a better film. It's happened before and it'll happen again, no big deal. But there are some interesting questions to ponder. Did the release of The Avengers sequel in the same year have something to do with the decision? Did an over-crowded 2015 in general have something to do with it? Does the script by David S. Goyer need touching up? What happens to the The Flash film in 2016. You'll remember that film, was also announced alongside 'Batman vs. Superman' at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
I don't know the answers to the questions above, but I do know this... no matter what, there will be long lines of people waiting to see the film. Bringing together Superman, Batman and the newly casted Wonder Woman, will be a joy we are all looking forward to.