Batman and Superman fans awaiting the first ever live action film to feature both of the legendary comic book superheroes will now have to wait even longer.
Warner Bros. has just announced its plans to delay the film’s release for an additional 10 months.
That will put the long awaited Batman Vs. Superman film releasing in theaters May 6, 2016, rather than its originally scheduled July 17, 2015 release date.
In a statement made this week by Warner Bros., the studio indicated that the decision to change the film’s release date is “to allow the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”
However, recent reports have indicated that another reason for the film’s push back is due to an injury sustained on set by Batman actor Ben Affleck.
Fans eagerly awaiting the film’s release are not the only ones affected by the news to push back the film.
The decision to move the film to a May 2016 release date puts the film at direct competition with an as-of-yet unannounced Marvel studios film release, in addition to X-Men: Apocalypse, which is scheduled to open in theaters a few weeks later on May 27, 2016.
Regardless of the release date, much of the film’s casting has been completed.
In addition to Affleck starring as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Superman/Clark Kent.
Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane are also set to reprise their roles in the second installment of the rebooted Superman franchise.
Fast and Furious actress Gal Gadot will appear for the first time in the rebooted series in the role of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film? Are you upset that the film has been pushed back, or are you happy that the studio is taking their time in order to make a great film?
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