Captain America 3 may not square off against Batman vs. Superman at the box office after all. According to reports, Disney is rethinking the release date for the superhero’s next adventure.
Movie geeks around the planet were more than a little shocked when they discovered the studio planned to open the next Captain America adventure on the same day Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up hits the big screen. Considering Cap’s most recent cinematic excursion made a ton of money at the box office, many people wondered which flick would emerge victorious.
It has been previously reported that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had no intention of bumping Captain America 3 from its May 6, 2016 release date since Disney had that day staked out first. Since Captain America: The Winter Soldier quickly became one of Marvel’s more successful cinematic endeavors, it’s not surprising that the studio would want to ensure its continued success.
Warner Bros. brass recently said they have no intention of budging from the May 6, 2016 release date.
Batman vs. Superman begins principal photography in the weeks ahead while Captain America 3 is still only in the scripting stage (albeit while it's predecessor remains the No. 1 movie in North America for the third straight week).
The Russo brothers will return to direct Cap 3 from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Of course, just because Disney is “struggling” with the idea of releasing the next Captain America flick against such a mighty franchise doesn’t mean the studio will ultimately back down. There’s a good chance Marvel could use the opportunity to see just how well its properties stand against those crafted by the folks at DC Comics and Warner Bros.