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More sources claim WB moving Batman vs Superman's international release date

Apr. 18, 2014by: Alex Maidy

Last month, an unsubstantiated report claimed that the South American release date for BATMAN VS SUPERMAN was being bumped up to April 29, 2016 from the previously announced May 6, 2016 date it originally moved to. Not much credence was given to the source since they also claimed Ben Affleck would be dropping out of the Batman role as well. But, with CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 sliding into the May date opposite BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, more have wondered which studio would flinch first.

A new update from the UK Film Distributor's Association has revealed that they now also have BATMAN VS SUPERMAN opening on April 29, 2016. While it has become common for domestic films to be released internationally first to maximize box office, could this also be more evidence that Warner Bros wants to play it safe and not risk losing opening weekend profits to rival Marvel?

The same update also reveals that Universal will debut their Roberto Orci/Alex Kurtzmann reboot of THE MUMMY on April 22, 2016 which will make for a very busy few weeks at the cineplex. We haven't had many weekends with two major box office rivals going directly head to head. Most summers, you often get two or three major releases on a weekend but they are all counter-programming to one another. Having two superhero films open the same day is unheard of. So, this could simply be an international boost or the first sign that DC will give in to Marvel in 2016.

Stay tuned for confirmation once it becomes available.

Source: Cinema Blend

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3:25PM on 04/20/2014
I called it. I knew Affleck was going to drop out the moment the production was pushed back a year because of his leg injury. That's usually always studio talk for "new unplanned negotiations are happening".

Looking at WB's history with DC, I wouldn't be surprised if the whole film was scrapped. Tim Burton, McG, and Brett Ratner were all already shooting second unit before those films were inevitably scrapped.
I called it. I knew Affleck was going to drop out the moment the production was pushed back a year because of his leg injury. That's usually always studio talk for "new unplanned negotiations are happening".

Looking at WB's history with DC, I wouldn't be surprised if the whole film was scrapped. Tim Burton, McG, and Brett Ratner were all already shooting second unit before those films were inevitably scrapped.
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8:58PM on 04/18/2014
Time to just shut it down and try for another reboot in a few years, Meh of Steel was a horrible way to begin this planned Justice League movie-verse. If I was Ben Affleck, I'd just leave and move on to other, much better things.
Time to just shut it down and try for another reboot in a few years, Meh of Steel was a horrible way to begin this planned Justice League movie-verse. If I was Ben Affleck, I'd just leave and move on to other, much better things.
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10:21PM on 04/18/2014
Man of Steel was awesome. Perhaps too mature for some, oh well.
Man of Steel was awesome. Perhaps too mature for some, oh well.
11:46PM on 04/18/2014
Bahahaha. Maybe too mature for a 10 year-old. I sincerely hope you're joking. Man of Steel had nothing on its mind.
Bahahaha. Maybe too mature for a 10 year-old. I sincerely hope you're joking. Man of Steel had nothing on its mind.
12:06AM on 04/19/2014
Man of Steel was so much better than Dark Knight Rises.
Man of Steel was so much better than Dark Knight Rises.
8:19AM on 04/19/2014
"Perhaps too mature for some, oh well." Yeah - that's a real mature take down. My irony detector is red-lining.
"Perhaps too mature for some, oh well." Yeah - that's a real mature take down. My irony detector is red-lining.
4:20PM on 04/19/2014
Soloist - Dark Knight Rises is definitely not the comic book movie by which all others should be judged, having said that, as disappointing as Rises was it was sill better than MoS.
Soloist - Dark Knight Rises is definitely not the comic book movie by which all others should be judged, having said that, as disappointing as Rises was it was sill better than MoS.
7:55PM on 04/19/2014
No. No it wasn't. So many huge plot holes in the film.
No. No it wasn't. So many huge plot holes in the film.
12:50PM on 04/21/2014
Rises was slightly better than Man of Steel. Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway had more chemistry than Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.
Rises was slightly better than Man of Steel. Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway had more chemistry than Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.
3:17PM on 04/18/2014
Does it really matter what day these open? People are going to see what they want no matter what day they open. Whether in the theaters or on video. Every day a new "story" comes out about the release date or these two like it's the biggest story in film.
Does it really matter what day these open? People are going to see what they want no matter what day they open. Whether in the theaters or on video. Every day a new "story" comes out about the release date or these two like it's the biggest story in film.
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3:12PM on 04/18/2014
I hadn't read that, but I have thought I wouldn't be surprised if Affleck dropped out or if the entire concept was shut down in favor of a straight up supes sequel. Have they even started shooting?
I hadn't read that, but I have thought I wouldn't be surprised if Affleck dropped out or if the entire concept was shut down in favor of a straight up supes sequel. Have they even started shooting?
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3:08PM on 04/18/2014
Noting is set in stone. In 2 years a lot of things can change.
Noting is set in stone. In 2 years a lot of things can change.
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