When Warner Bros. announced that the release date for Batman vs. Superman was getting pushed back to May 6th, 2016, they knew that they would be going up against a Marvel movie. Marvel had previously announced an untitled movie for that date, and now we know what Warner Bros. will be up against.
The Hollywood Reporter just broke the news that Captain America 3 will be released on May 6th, 2016. It’ll be the follow-up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is coming out next month and already tracking to have a huge opening weekend. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently stated that they’re keeping the date, thus they plan to compete with Batman vs. Superman.
It’ll be interesting to see if Warner Bros. moves the Batman vs. Superman release date for a second time in order to avoid direct competition with Captain America 3. While both movies will make a ton of money in the long run, the fact that they come out on the same day will negatively impact the initial opening weekend box office numbers.
Forget Lex Luthor… Batman and Superman have a new opponent on May 6th, 2016 and his name is Captain America!
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter