Last week Warner Bros. announced that Batman vs. Superman’s release date was pushed back to May 6th 2016. They said that Zack Snyder and crew needed more time to “realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story”. Because of this, Warner Bros. also announced that Batman vs. Superman production would be pushed back to the second quarter of the year — April/May.

Well now the always reliable Deadline reports that Ben Affleck had to drop out of a directing gig because Batman vs. Superman production has not been delayed, and he and the other main actors are needed to start working on it right away. Filming was originally going to start in February, and it sounds like that may not change now.

Deadline is one of the most reliable movie news websites around, but their sources are going against an official statement from Warner Bros., who just announced a production and release date delay.

Earlier this week Zack Snyder was spotted scouting Batman vs. Superman locations at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Despite production reportedly going on as scheduled, the May 6th 2016 release date is here to stay. Keep it locked to Batman News as this story develops.

SOURCE: Deadline