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'Batman vs. Superman' (Man of Steel 2) Update: 'Captain America 3' Won't Share May 2016 Release Date With Warner Bros. Film?

By Zulai Serrano z.serrano@hngn.com | Mar 26, 2014 04:24 PM EDT

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

A "Captain America 3" versus "Batman vs. Superman" (Man of Steel 2) box office rivalry is unlikely to happen, according to Forbes.

There have been many reports claiming Marvel's top-secret film being released on May 6, 2016 is the third "Captain America" franchise installment.  However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hasn't confirmed the title of the film set for the May 2016 launch date. 

Forbes film blogger Mark Hughes claims it is highly unlikely Marvel would pin one of its films against Warner Bros. and vice versa:

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Well, the reality is that of course there isn't going to be any true May 6th confrontation between these films. And I don't believe anybody at either studio ever seriously thought there would be. More to the point, though, despite the fact that of course there's competitiveness and trash-talk, and despite the fact both studios want their own films to be the best and highest grossing, neither studio actually wants the other to fail or wants to sink one another's films or franchises. Fans think that way. The press thinks that way. But businesses with hundreds of millions of dollars invested in the assumption this genre will continue to be popular, and that audiences will continue feeling happy with superhero movies, do not feel that way.

Hughes claims the studios wouldn't want to risk their high-budget movies tanking for the sake of competition.  You can read more about Hughes' argument against a "Captain America 3" versus "Man of Steel 2" shared release date here.

The "Batman vs. Superman" production is well away for the fan "pressure" to make a great film, but writer David Goyer isn't concerned about necessarily pleasing everyone.  Goyer revealed during an interview with Collider he is more concerned about balancing being true to the comics' history while still creating an refreshing story line.

"I always try my best to honor every character," Goyer told Collider.  "When you're dealing with big iconic characters, there's a lot of fan pressure to get it right, and I respect that and admire that passion enormously.  At the same time, you can't let your creative process be too crowded by that or distracted by it." 

"It's not always one uniform opinion of how you should portray this character or that character," he added.  "I think I've done a pretty good job of walking that razor's edge.  You just have to do your best and know what's out there, but at the same time, follow your own muse."

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