Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman vs. Batman film moved to May 2016 release

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Photo by Clay Enos - © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures
Photo by Clay Enos – © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures

Warner Bros. announced today that the release of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman vs. Batman film has been moved to May 6, 2016, giving filmmakers time to fully realize their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. According to a press release, the decision was made following the shift of the start of production to the middle of this year.

The Studio has also set a July 17, 2015, worldwide release date for its as-yet-untitled Peter Pan movie. Joe Wright will direct the epic live-action film about the boy who would never grow up, created by J.M. Barrie. The dual date announcement was made by Warner Bros.’ Dan Fellman and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg.

Kwan Vandenberg said of the announcement, “We know that there is already great anticipation building for the next Super Hero film from Zack Snyder, and we are equally eager to see what he has in store for Superman and Batman as they share the big screen for the first time ever. The summer release corridor is also perfect for Joe Wright’s ambitious new Peter Pan adventure, reimagining the ageless story of the beloved and forever-young hero for audiences worldwide.”

Zack Snyder’s Superman vs. Batman stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film will also reunite Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, along with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Snyder will direct the film from a screenplay written by David S. Goyer, from a story co-created by Goyer and Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers. The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, published by DC Entertainment.

The new Peter Pan film will be directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs, featuring J.M. Barrie’s classic characters. Peter Pan is being produced by Greg Berlanti and Paul Webster.