Good day to you ladies and gents, sorry I’ve been MIA for a while but I’ve gone back home for the week and my computer is in the repair shop, so basically my blogging powers have been kind of grounded. HOWEVER… I’m not completely down and out. So today I’ll be talking about several news stories that broke over the last few days. The following info comes from superherohype:
“Following a rumor that was ignited last month, Marvel has confirmed this morning that Captain America 3 will officially debut in theaters on May 6, 2016 where it will face off against Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel follow-up, Batman vs. Superman. The second “Captain America” film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuted this past weekend to a new April opening record with $96.2 million.
“The Winter Soldier” directors Anthony and Joe Russo are set to return to helm the third film along with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have penned both previous “Captain America” films.
Before debuting in his third solo film, Chris Evans will return as Captain America in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters on May 1, 2015.”
Now this has been talked about a lot for a while now but it seems like Marvel are literally sticking their feet firmly to the ground by announcing this release date for their third Captain America film… And so the great stand-off begins. Now check it out, before Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out I would have told Marvel to shift from their 2016 release date because Batman Vs. Superman is much bigger film, it has legions of fans who have waited for this film for DECADES and it would just be bad timing for both films and the studios wouldn’t make as much profit as they would if these two films weren’t competing on the same day. That being said, after I saw The Winter Soldier and LOVE IT, my assessment of this situation has changed a great deal. Marvel Studios got the release date slot first, they also have a great track record of films behind them and after this film I am pretty sure there will be fans who will want to see what Cap is doing in his third solo film. What do DC and Warner Bros. have? One film, that has a constantly expanding cast, that is supposed to be a Man of Steel sequel is looking more like a Justice League film and has a lot to lose if the film fails whereas Marvel Studios can take a hit, recover and make another two or three films and keep moving.
Basically Marvel have nothing to fear regardless of the hype and potential of BvS because they have fan support in massive numbers and their confidence shows that they’ve got balls. If Warner Bros. and DC don’t move then we’ll have our first superhero film stand-off, two film competing against each other for your money. For me I’ll see both regardless because I’m not fussed, at the end of the day if both films end up being good then I’m all over it. However I really wonder what’s going on over at Warner Bros. and DC, will they move or will they stay on target?