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Batman V Superman Shifts Release Date
Kingsman: The Secret Service is on the move too

07 August 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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The staring match between Warner Bros./DC and Disney/Marvel is over. After the former dated its superhero match-up Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on the same US release date as the latter's Captain America 3, we wondered whether one of the companies would blink. Warners just decided to do the sensible thing for everyone and moved their film to March 25, 2016.

That leaves the third Captain America sitting on May 6, where it had already been positioned when Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne ambled up, looking to pick a fight. But that’s not all that Warner Bros. announced today. Laying down a gauntlet, the studio as now dated DC Comics titles through 2020, matching a similar announcement Marvel made shortly before Comic-Con this year.

Warners’ announcement, which like Marvel’s carried no distinct titles, lists August 8, 2016; June 23, 2017; November 17, 2017; March 23, 2018; July 27, 2018; April 5, 2019; June 14, 2019; April 3, 2020; and June 19, 2020 as claimed slots.

We can expect at least one Justice League film in that time and various solo outings, including the long-awaited Wonder Woman movie.

Not content with that numerical soup, the studio also pencilled in November 15, 2018 and November 20, 2020, which The Hollywood Reporter posits will be the release dates for two more Fantastic Beasts films from J.K. Rowling and company.

Moving Batman V Superman from the clashing date is a smart move, especially given Marvel's current chest-beating status as the box office behemoth of the moment. After all, if the “gamble” that was Guardians Of The Galaxy can open huge, we can only imagine that a third Cap outing, following not only this year’s successful The Winter Soldier but next year’s Avengers sequel, will (assuming it’s great) be a big hit. Prepare for the debate about superhero overkill to roar open once again.

In related comic book movie moving news, it would appear that Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is shifting from its current October berth to February 13 next year, displacing the Poltergeist reboot. The move means Colin Firth’s super spy will have to face a much bigger threat than any villain: Fifty Shades Of Grey, with the studio likely hoping it’ll prove an adequate piece of counterprogramming to the kinky romance. The move is apparently to give Fox time to market the movie and for director Matthew Vaughn to finish the special effects. But which film will emerge triumphant in the battle of the impeccable tailored men with a penchant for violence? Only time will tell on that one.


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RE: RE:
L: Mr Gittes I'm actually relieved about the delayed Kingsman release date, because the special effects in Matthew Vaughn's films are usually utter shite. I saw the trailer looks rubbish. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 09:19 on 18 August 2014 | Report This Post

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L: UTB From reddit: "Marvel should move Cap 3 to the same date for shits and giggles" a ha, brilliant! :) More

Posted by romet6 at 12:52 on 17 August 2014 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I'm actually relieved about the delayed Kingsman release date, because the special effects in Matthew Vaughn's films are usually utter shite. More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 15:57 on 09 August 2014 | Report This Post

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Great choice. They have probably looked at the successes of 300, The Hunger Games and CA2, and realised there is a lot of money that time of the year. In this marvel vs. DC battle, finally the winner is us, the fans. More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 12:59 on 09 August 2014 | Report This Post

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It's hard for any main stream film to keep to any firm date when they've got to keep so many egos happy. More

Posted by FirstAndOnly at 19:55 on 08 August 2014 | Report This Post

Damn, I finally saw the trailer for The Secret Service this week and was already planning to see it in October before seeing it, and now I have to wait longer? I can wait. At least Gone Girl is out in October. More

Posted by cliff126 at 13:51 on 07 August 2014 | Report This Post

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From reddit: "Marvel should move Cap 3 to the same date for shits and giggles" More

Posted by UTB at 12:56 on 07 August 2014 | Report This Post

Here's a revolutionary concept - how about the studios concentrate on actually making the best films possible, instead of doing this nonsensical dance of bagging release dates years in advance? It's a glorified version of wedding 'save the date' cards, or sticking towels on sunloungers! In this specific case, I think Warners just come out looking a bit silly as well. Marvel already had their date selected, so why even consider picking the same day, to prove some macho point or to try and mak More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 10:48 on 07 August 2014 | Report This Post

I bet Matthew Vaughn wished he directed Star Wars: Episode VII or X-Men: Days of Future Past now. At least Zack Sydner has success with films that have come out in March. More

Posted by freemantle_uk at 09:04 on 07 August 2014 | Report This Post

February-Release Date Graveyard
Die Hard 5,Robocop etc.Looks life Kingsman and Jupiter Ascending are shit then. More

Posted by rubadub at 00:31 on 07 August 2014 | Report This Post


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