In a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone after seeing the box-office for Guardians of the Galaxy, DC has officially moved up the release date of Batman v. Superman to March 25, 2016. The film was planned to be released on May 6, 2016 to go up against Captain America 3, but its pretty safe to assume the WB and DC decided to back down following the success Marvel has already had last weekend with everyone’s new favorite band of Cosmic Renegades.
DC seemed to be banking on the already popular Batman and Superman, especially giving Batman top billing, but it seems that the age of the old-guard popular Superhero may be coming to a close.
DC has also locked down release dates for nine untitled superhero films they plan on releasing between 2016 and 2020, adopting the same “two-films-a-year” method as Marvel. That said with Marvel ready to close Phase 2 of its cinematic franchise, one can’t help but wonder if DC is showing up late to a fight they’ve already lost.