The story broke a few weeks ago that an unnamed Marvel movie was to be released on May 6th 2016, the same day as the anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel, tentatively titled Batman VS. Superman. This morning Marvel confirmed what many had already figured out, the movie that was to go up against the DC legends is indeed Captain America 3.
Marvel had been holding onto this date for a while, with the Warner Bros. team announcing only a few months ago their intention to push back Batman VS. Superman to 2016, from its original release date of July 17 2015.
The second film for Steve Rogers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, opened on Australian screens last week, grossing AU$6,058,675 and took in a total of $203.3 million worldwide over the weekend. The film also opened with $96.2 million in the U.S, making it the largest April debut ever.
CA:TWS has grossed a whopping US$302,123,721 to date.
2013’s Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder, grossed US$668,045,518 worldwide and grossed AU$8,877,913 on Australian screens over its opening weekend.
This could all change in the future, films and studios are known to alter their release dates throughout the course of principal photography and post-production, so it is unlikely that we will actually see the two mega movies battle it out when the time comes, though it would be very interesting to see who comes out on top. Our money is on Marvel, who reached a new level of greatness with CA:TWS, of which you can read our review here.
Sorry DC, but Man of Steel was very disappointing for us and you’re not in the best books with fans at the moment (please see every social media eruption when you make a casting announcement), but then again you might blow us out of the water with your next instalment. Maybe.
(All figures from Box Office Mojo)