Marvel Studio’s Kevin Feige states that the studio will not be blinking and moving their Captain America 3 from its May 6, 2016 release date just because Warner Brothers has placed the release of their own highly anticipated superhero epic Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on to the same weekend.
I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends. If it is on the same weekend, I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we’ve always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we’re working on for ‘Cap 3′ and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours, doesn’t mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we’re not going to.
Previously, a spokesperson for Warner Brothers stated that the studio wasn’t looking at moving Batman V Superman from the date.
But it was a bit of a jerk move on Warners part to move Batman V Superman from its originally announced July 17, 2015 date to its current spot on May 6, 2016. Marvel had already planted a flag on that date, though it wouldn’t be until another three months after Warners announced their date change that Marvel would announce that the previously untitled project they planned for that weekend would be Captain America 3. The comic book industry initiative Free Comic Book Day is always held that first weekend in May and Marvel has a tradition of releasing one of their superhero films that weekend.
If the two films stay on the weekend, they most likely will split audiences and potential box office between them, harming both projects. Warners’ Man Of Steel took in $668 worldwide when it was released last summer while Captain America: The Winter Soldier did almost $713 million at the global box office.
Ball’s in your court Warners.