For those who thought that July 17, 2015, was already way too long to wait to see Ben Affleck’s turn as Batman on the big screen…
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that it is pushing the release date of director Zack Snyder’s as-yet untitled Man of Steel sequel, returning Henry Cavill as Superman and costarring Affleck as the Caped Crusader, to May 6, 2016.
For a movie that’s already been shot, a huge delay like that typically doesn’t bode well for the film’s quality quotient, but what about a film on which production hasn’t even begun yet?
According to the release sent out by the studio, the extra time is to allow the filmmakers to “fully realize their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.” The decision was made after the start of production was rescheduled for the second quarter of this year, meaning sometime after March.
The Superman/Batman film (as the studio is calling it for now) will also be featuring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Bryan Cranston is rumored to be the choice to play Lex Luthor.