Man of Steel Sequel Delayed

Batman vs. Superman

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel, currently dubbed Batman vs. Superman, has had its release date pushed back from July 17th, 2015 to May 6th, 2016. According to Warner Bros., the reason for this delay is to allow “the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”

Man of Steel posterOn the one hand this is good news. The extra time devoted to making this film might prove beneficial to the overall quality. On the other hand, this puts DC/Warner Bros. behind in the Marvel vs. DC race. By 2016 Marvel Studios would have already released four more theatrical movies: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. And this doesn’t include Marvel movies from other studios like Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. DC/Warner Bros. is going to have some trouble playing catch-up.

Currently, Batman vs. Superman will star Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and there have been talks about Lex Luthor and other DC characters showing up in the film as well. So, DC fans, do you mind waiting a whole extra year for Batman vs. Superman, or does this delay make you lose interest? Let us know in the comments.