There's a lot of action going on over at Warner Bros. right now. The studio recently shifted the released date for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, out of the way of Captain America 3. They also announced release dates for 11 of their upcoming films which have been rumored to include two LEGO movies, two Harry Potter movies, and some DC films.
Dan Fellman, the president of domestic distribution at Warner, recently did an interview with EW addressing the recent actions that the studio has made. He first talked bout the release date change for Batman v Superman, which was moved up from May 6th, 2016 to March 25th, 2016, saying:
"In terms of going back and reviewing the situation, it looked to us—and maybe our reconnaissance wasn’t great—that they were not going to have a movie [ready] on that date. Just that they held onto it and they might not be able to deliver. But they took another position.
"The reality now is there really isn’t a bad week to open a movie. If you look at the summer box office this year, you can see that there were so many movies, one after the other. You can start with Spider-Man, two weeks later Godzilla, and then Maleficent, and then Edge of Tomorrow, and then Jump Street and Transformers. And the one thing they all had in common, not one of them did over $250 million. We’ll be the first one up [in 2016], which is very important, and we’ll have six weeks before Captain America comes in."
It really does make sense that they changed the release date. It not only will benefit Warner Bros., but it will also benefit Marvel as well. Fellman also talks about the untitled movies that they have planned through 2020 saying, "some of those untitled DC movies should begin to be announced later this month." He then teased that the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League movie might be closer than we think. When asked if they will release a quick sequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 instead of waiting the usual two to three years, he replied, "While it hasn’t been officially announced, I think it’s a pretty good bet."