Warner Bros. pushed back the release date of the still untitled film that will bring together superheroes Superman and Batman, delaying it by almost a year to May 2016. The sequel to last year’s hit Superman film MAN OF STEEL was revealed at the Comic-Con convention last July by director Zack Snyder, who said the two DC Comics’ caped crusaders will face off against each other.
Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), said that it needed to move back the date to allow “the filmmakers time to realise fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”
In the first encounter of the two superheroes on the big screen, Henry Cavill returns to play Superman, while ARGO actor and director Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman.
This article first appeared in February 2014 issue of Cine Blitz magazine