The comic book movie world got a bit of bad news on Friday night when Warner Bros announced that Batman vs. Superman had been pushed back to 2016 and would no longer be featured in the jam packed summer movie season coming up in 2015.
But while the news wasn’t what fans wanted to hear, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman is trying to calm the masses and has released a statement regarding the delay.
“We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers.”
Batman vs. Superman is now slated to hit theaters on May 6, 2016 which means the studio and Zack Snyder have more time to hammer out a story with David S. Goyer and have a bigger window in which to craft the film in.
But with extended time to work on things, the expectations will only rise higher than where they already were.