Thursday seemed like it was going to be an ordinary news day in Hollywood — until Warner Bros finished their dinner and decided to drop bombs on the comic book world. After announcing that Ben Affleck was cast as the next Batman, the studio has also announced that it has penciled July 17, 2015 as the tentative release date for Batman vs. Superman, a film that can only be described as one of the three most anticipated movies of the next three years.
The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.
The release date puts Batman vs. Superman in line to come out in the middle of the summer movie season and as Warner Bros has found out over the last decade, July is a killer month to release a major DC comic book movie.
The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel all cam out in July and all have combined for well over $2 billion world wide in box office returns. With Affleck’s name attached to an already massively anticipated film, Warner Bros has to be seeing dollar signs every time they blink.
Fans now have a Batman to imagine and we all have a release date to circle and think of an excuse to miss work for.