The release date of Batman Vs Superman may be delayed, but it seems as though production itself isn’t after all…
When Warner Bros announced that the release date of Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman had been put back to May 2016 (a ten month delay from the original July 2015 release plan), the assumption was that this was in part down to rumours of Ben Affleck sustaining an injury. Said injury, if you believe the report, was set to hold up the commencement of photography. But, as it turns out, that may not be the case.
The film is still definitely not arriving until May 2016, yet it seems as though it’s nonetheless full steam ahead. It’s being reported that the physical production itself is not being delayed, and “the man players have been summoned to start work right away”.
The knock-on from this is that Affleck is apparently having to shelve plans, at least for the minute, to direct the pilot episode of Fox’s upcoming show, The Middle Men. He’s been attached to it for some time, having nurtured it since 2009. Fox now has to pick whether it wants to wait for Affleck, or bring in someone new.