One of the most anticipated films in recent memory, the as of yet untitled Batman Vs. Superman movie, has been reportedly delayed for a year until May 2016. Warner Bros. made the announcement Friday that the film makers need more time to finish the project and will have to push it back from its original July, 17 2015 release date.
“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,” said Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of International Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The studio has opted to release their new Joe Wright directed Peter Pan film in place of Batman vs. Superman, perhaps in an attempt to ease the blow to the eager fans who have been clamouring to see The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel on the big screen for the very first time together.
The production delays are likely linked to the complex nature, size and scope of the film and not any legitimate problems that fans should be concerned about. However, this could mean a lot of things in the big picture for the DC cinematic universe.
There have been rumors floating around that the studio is intending to shoot both the Batman vs. Superman and Justice League movies back to back. If this is true, then the production delay makes sense because the team would be planning two very large scale films instead of just one. This could also prove favorable in the long run as 2015 already has an astonishingly crowded slate of blockbuster calibre films such as Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Terminator: Genesis and of course, Star Wars: Episode VII, just to name a few.
The Batman Vs. Superman movie will be directed by Zack Snyder and will star Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Dianel Lane, Lawrence Fishburn and Ben Affleck as Batman.