Howdy ladies and gents, I know I’m a bit late with this news story but this is something I COULD NOT leave unspoken about on this blog. While chilling at the cinema earlier on today between films I saw this news story and was pretty surprised to say the least. The following info comes from superherohype:
2015? Haha not anymore it seems.
“Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the release of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film has been moved from a July 17, 2015 release to May 6, 2016, the same date as a yet-to-be-titled Marvel Studios film.
According to the studio, this will give “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.”
The studio has also set a July 17, 2015, worldwide release date for its as-yet-untitled all-new Peter Pan adventure. Joe Wright will direct the epic live-action film about the boy who would never grow up, created by J.M. Barrie.
The dual date announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “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,”
Kwan Vandenberg added, “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.”
Zack Snyder’s Superman/Batman film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film will also reunite Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, and also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.”
Well damn, fuck me indeed. Did not even see this coming. So what are my first impressions? Well it’s kind of combination of the following statements: 1) “Haha!” 2) “GUTTED! For DC fanboys.” 3) “Well that sucks.” 4) “Well guess it gives them more time to work on the film then.”
I’m feeling a good few things right now in relation to the release date being pushed back. I mean 2015 is looking like the year of awesomeness for films and this film along with Avengers 2 was gonna be the showdown of the century for nerds and movie-goers everywhere. We had in back in 2012 with The Avengers went up against The Dark Knight Rises where fans still battle about that until this day and we could have had the same kind of fun competitive nerd war again. But now that prospect has been taken away from us. And in truth I am disappointed, I feel like between now and 2015 there would be plenty of time to craft a good cinematic adaptation of Batman going up against Superman and to know that its being pushed back is insane for 2 main reasons:
- You promised DC fans at Comic-Con last year and now know that they have to wait longer will not have them in a happy mood
- Warner Bros. and DC need to get their shit together, Marvel Studios basically own the superhero film genre and while not all of their films are hits, they’re at least pro-actively releasing material for their fans
Though with all this said it does give the filmmakers time to craft the film, take their time and actually make the best product possible. Because for Warner Bros. and DC if this film fails they will not only be a laughing-stock, but they will also feel the full force of the nerds as they rain all hell upon them with their horrible online comments and letters. As much as I’m not a fan of anything DC besides Batman, I would actually want to see a good Batman Vs. Superman film, I just don’t want to have to wait forever for it. By the time this film comes out I’ll be 26 yo. Don’t make me wait any longer DC, we’re not getting any younger here.
So what do you think of this announcement? Does it make you cry tears of sadness or jump for joy? Leave your comments below yo. 😀