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Captain America 3 Vs. Superman Vs. Batman
Marvel goes head to head with DC in 2016

14 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Excuse us while we gargle with gravel to get the appropriate announcer voice: “Lllllet’s get ready to ruuummbbllleeee!” Ring the bell that signifies the start of a superhero summer showdown, because The Hollywood Reporter has learned that it’s Steve 'Captain America' Rogers who will go up against Clark 'Superman' Kent and Bruce 'Batman' Wayne on May 6, 2016.

The first inklings of a potential release date tussle came in January, when Warner Bros. announced that the as-yet-untitled match-up between Henry Cavill’s Man Of Steel and Ben Affleck’s new Dark Knight would be flying out of 2015 and onto the May 6 date the following year. Which Marvel/Disney had already chosen for an unspecified comic-book movie.

Cut to earlier this week, when Kevin Feige was asked about the potential conflict at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier press junket. The Marvel boss was adamant that they wouldn’t blink in the face of the new competition. While Marvel isn’t going on the record as to which film will face Bats and Supes, the Reporter’s sources point to Chris Evans’ third outing.

Which would make sense: the film is already in development, with returning directors Joe and Anthony Russo working alongside writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on ideas for the new adventure. And the company is clearly feeling confident about Steve Rogers’ future, with very positive buzz on the sequel and the likely future boost from Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Of course, one of the studios may eventually blink, but if not we could see the first real test of Marvel’s dominance and a tough opening slot for Warners’ Justice League plans... Who will survive, and what will be left of them?


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I bet if The Winter Soldier does well in the late March/early April slot, Marvel will most likely move to April. It's also good given the only other film scheduled for April 2016 is The Mummy remake. More

Posted by cliff126 at 00:51 on 21 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Marvel should move..
L: musht L: Chris Boomen L: musht L: Chris Boomen They won't fight each other. One of them will blink, because both of them will be hurt immensely if they'd try to compete. WB will probably move. Thing is, if Cap3 underperforms at that day, it will still give a massive stab to BvS. Marvel has multiple properties on which they can continue their story, and one lower box office to get rid of a complete competitor could be worth it. WB only has the Batman a More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 13:32 on 15 March 2014 | Report This Post

Marvel should move..
...as much as Captain America is popular, he isnt even nearly as popular as Superman and Batman.Man Of Steel did more than twice as much box office as Caps first outing and with Batman in the next one it should make close to a billion.Cap cant possibly compete with that unless Cap 3 has Iron Man in it. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 19:50 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: DC will blink
L: Chris Boomen L: musht L: Chris Boomen They won't fight each other. One of them will blink, because both of them will be hurt immensely if they'd try to compete. WB will probably move. Thing is, if Cap3 underperforms at that day, it will still give a massive stab to BvS. Marvel has multiple properties on which they can continue their story, and one lower box office to get rid of a complete competitor could be worth it. WB only has the Batman and Superman franch More

Posted by musht at 19:23 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: DC will blink
L: musht L: Chris Boomen They won't fight each other. One of them will blink, because both of them will be hurt immensely if they'd try to compete. WB will probably move. Thing is, if Cap3 underperforms at that day, it will still give a massive stab to BvS. Marvel has multiple properties on which they can continue their story, and one lower box office to get rid of a complete competitor could be worth it. WB only has the Batman and Superman franchises. They do not have th More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 17:19 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: DC will blink
L: Chris Boomen They won't fight each other. One of them will blink, because both of them will be hurt immensely if they'd try to compete. WB will probably move. Thing is, if Cap3 underperforms at that day, it will still give a massive stab to BvS. Marvel has multiple properties on which they can continue their story, and one lower box office to get rid of a complete competitor could be worth it. WB only has the Batman and Superman franchises. They do not have the same interest in More

Posted by musht at 14:11 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: DC will blink
L: Chris Boomen They won't fight each other. One of them will blink, because both of them will be hurt immensely if they'd try to compete. greed. It'll never happen. More

Posted by UTB at 13:46 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: DC will blink
They won't fight each other. One of them will blink, because both of them will be hurt immensely if they'd try to compete. WB will probably move. Thing is, if Cap3 underperforms at that day, it will still give a massive stab to BvS. Marvel has multiple properties on which they can continue their story, and one lower box office to get rid of a complete competitor could be worth it. WB only has the Batman and Superman franchises. They do not have the same interest in setting up a DCCU becaus More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 13:13 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

DC will blink
Man of Steel was below par. Now, they're doing a sequel, but cramming it full of Justice League Members who they haven't taken the time to introduce properly the way Marvel did AND they've got the Ben Affleck thing to convince us all of (I appreciate Chris Hewitt's optimism but I think it could go either way). By putting their biggest superheroes in to one film - which despite reassurances that they're 'further along than people realise' (Sept 2013) - still doesn't have a finished scrip More

Posted by Adsyboy at 13:05 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

Marvel will blink
After seeing this announcement it is obvious that Marvel will blink first. Superman & Batman Vs. Captain America. I know who my money is on & it's not on the weakest Marvel cinematic character. Marvel will move this when Captain Amercia under performs at the box office not only in the states but the world. The first film was boring & I'll wait for this to come on DVD. Where as Superman & Batman. I'll be there opening night in 3D. More

Posted by cra1gs at 10:18 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

dont uderestimate the power of...
Smurfs 3 More

Posted by Alex M... at 08:56 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

Battle of the Superheroes
I agree, there can be too much of a good thing however when the quality is high and they are trying something new with every film (Marvel Studios) then i think there is still some life in the Genre yet. What annoys me is these opening on the same day shennanigans, it seems petty, yes one or both franchises will suffer for it! why not open a few weeks apart. More

Posted by sleepwalker at 08:42 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

A bit depressing...
The thought that this machine spitting out endless superhero films will still be running in 2016 makes for sorry reading. Does anyone remember when a new superhero film used to be an event? Now you only have chance to build up the same amount of anticipation that you experience whilst waiting for the next bus. More

Posted by d0m_l at 00:10 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

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