Looks like Batman and Superman are going to have to wait a little bit longer to fight each other and then team up. Warner Bros. announced that the Zack Snyder directed film will now be released on May 6th, 2016. The previous date was July 17th, 2015. What's interesting about the new date is that the movie will be going against an unannounced Marvel film, which could very well be Doctor Strange.
Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman had this to say in a statement:
“We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers.”
In case you haven't heard, there's also a rumor going around that the studio will be shooting Batman Vs. Superman back-to-back with Justice League. That may be one of the other reasons that the studio decided to push it back–so they have more time to shoot both films.
It will be interesting to see what Marvel film they are going up against, and if Marvel doesn't move the date… which one will do better at the box-office?