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‘Man of Steel 2’ (Batman Vs. Superman) Movie Release Date Moved Up to April 2016?

By Minyvonne Burke m.burke@hngn.com | Mar 13, 2014 11:26 PM EDT

Batman Vs. Superman
Was "Batman Vs. Superman" really pushed back again or is an April Fool's day joke? (Photo : Twitter )

Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige announced on Mar. 13 that Marvel will not be moving their currently unnamed movie from its May 6, 2016 release date; the same day "Batman Vs. Superman" will be released. According to Comicbook.com, rumors are now surfacing claiming that Warner Bros. is considering giving Zack Snyder's film an earlier box office date.

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The rumor reportedly originated from Brazilian website Judao. Sources told the site that Warner Bros. Brazil will be releasing "Man of Steel 2" on Apr. 28, 2016, with the U.S. release date set for Apr. 29, 2016. Sources told Judao that Warner Bros. Brazil is still waiting for confirmation. The new release date will allow "Batman Vs. Superman" a one week lead on the untitled Marvel film.

Marvel was first to announce the release of a movie on May 6, 2016. Originally the Warner Bros. film starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman was set for a 2015 box office date but was changed due to delay in production.

In a recent interview with IGN, Feige said when the rival studio announced the change in the release date he "was very pleased. The more the merrier."

Despite the massive amount of attention "Man of Steel 2" has been receiving, Marvel is not switching the date.

"We're still on that date and we're going to be announcing soon what the movie will be on that date," he said. "That's what we're sort of actively working on as we get ready to firm up and get into pre-production what will be the two films for '16 and the two films for '17."

He said he hopes the announcement will come in the next couple months. The rumor about Warner Bros. changing their release date has not been confirmed.  

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