A couple of days ago, Marvel head Kevin Fiege was talking about the fact that DC had moved its planned Batman Vs. Superman onto a release date that was already occupied by a then unknown Marvel movie. Fiege said they weren’t backing off the date, although wouldn’t be drawn on what the film they were making actually was.
Now we know, as THR reports that it’s Captain America 3 that’s set to be released on the same day as Batman Vs. Superman on May 6th, 2016.
So the current question is whether you would prefer to swoon at Henry Cavill or Chris Evans.
It’s turning into a massive game of chicken, as neither studio wants to end up losing audience to the other, but equally both wants to show its film is the most important and should get the prime Memorial Day release. There’s a chance both films will indeed come out on that day, although with more than two years to go, there’s a greater chance that either Marvel or DC will find an excuse to move to another date.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are confirmed to return for Captain America 3, although it’s not known exactly when it will shoot. It’s likely to be early next year.