"Batman vs. Superman" release date has been delayed to the summer of 2016.
Warner Bros. has announced the release of director Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel will be pushed to May 6, 2016. The studio sites "the complex visual nature of the story" has forced their move in order to satisfy the film's vision.
The studio also announced the "Batman vs. Superman" original launch date, July 17, 2015, was assigned to their untitled live-action Peter Pan film directed by Joe Wright, according to a news release.
"We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases," Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, said in a statement. "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."
The "Man of Steel" sequel will star Henry Cavill as Superman, and Ben Affleck as Batman. The movie will also star Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, with Gal Gadot as the newest addition to the cast as Wonder Woman.
"We know that there is already great anticipation building for the next Super Hero film from Zack Snyder, and we are equally eager to see what he has in store for Superman and Batman as they share the big screen for the first time ever," Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, said in a statement. "The summer release corridor is also perfect for Joe Wright's ambitious new Peter Pan adventure, reimagining the ageless story of the beloved and forever-young hero for audiences worldwide."