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'Batman V Superman' Release Date Moves To March 25, 2016

08/06/2014 04:31 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2014
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For the second time this year, Warner Bros. has changed the release date for "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice." The studio announced on Wednesday that Zack Snyder's film would arrive on March 25, 2016, six weeks before its previous release date of May 6, 2016. The new calendar position is the third overall for Snyder's "Man of Steel" follow-up: "Batman V Superman" was originally slated to debut on July 17, 2015.

This latest shift gets "Dawn of Justice" away from "Captain America 3," preventing a superhero clash between DC Comics (which owns Batman and Superman) and Marvel (which owns Captain America).

"We're certainly keeping the date there and we'll announce what that movie is, I assume, in the next few months," Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said in an interview with Slashfilm back in March. Feige wasn't lying: "Captain America 3" was revealed as the May 6, 2016 title shortly after his comments.

March is not considered a traditional blockbuster month, but studios have had success in recent years with titles such as "Divergent," "Oz The Great and Powerful," "The Hunger Games," "21 Jump Street" and "Alice in Wonderland."

"Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

For more on Warner Bros.' plans for its Justice League films, including a look at the studio's upcoming schedule, head to TheWrap.

[via TheWrap]

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