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The Man Of Steel Sequel Featuring Wonder Woman & Batman Has Been Pushed Back To 2016


As Scooby Doo would say, “Ruh roh!” 

Previously set for July 17, 2015, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel has officially been moved to May 6, 2016 according to Variety. Warner Bros. will be replacing the original release date with Joe Wright’s Peter Pan origin story, Pan.

Let’s talk about how this is nothing but good news.

Man of Steel 2 was getting a little out of control. First there was the huge announcement of the Superman film including Batman in a big way. Then they cast Ben Affleck. Then there were Wonder Woman rumors and Gal Gadot was actually cast in the role. No one really knew how any of this would work on screen (well, presumably Snyder but we can’t even be sure of that) but it did open the flood gates for Justice League talk. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Momoa are names being thrown around for possible hero roles (though Momoa has denied the talks).

Bottom line? This sounded like way too much, happening way too fast. So regardless of why it’s getting pushed back, the extended work time is a good thing. Even if it means whatever script they were working with originally was crap, it means they are trying to make a stronger end product. We already learned Affleck’s Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio had been brought on board to write a draft, so I’m leaning toward that being the case, and crossing my fingers Terrio pulls out something fantastic. Warner’s statement said the move was to “allow the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”

The date change moves the film to the year Warner originally intended for their Justice League project, which lends more credence to the Man of Steel sequel turning into that, and out of the very crowded 2015 schedule of  Things Nerds Will Go Watch. However, at the moment, the new date sets it against an untitled Marvel Entertainment film and close to X-Men: Apocalypse.

What are your thoughts on the change?

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah I was about to say before clicking the title this was good news. It really sounds like they were just rushing in order to have something to combat Age of Ultron without a clear vision of what the hell their movie would actually be about. Taking another year to sit back and actually hash things out was a wise decision.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I was about to say before clicking the title this was good news. It really sounds like they were just rushing in order to have something to combat Age of Ultron without a clear vision of what the hell their movie would actually be about. Taking another year to sit back and actually hash things out was a wise decision.

  • Anonymous

    Good. Iron Man 2 got the rush job, and it hurt the movie. There were great parts in there–if they’d stopped and taken a little time they could have done it a lot better. Take the time. Do it right.

  • Andrea Pantoja

    Trying to contend with Age of Ultron probably wasn’t that great of an idea anyways, and if it means we get a well written, exciting, worthy movie, then by all means, they should take all the time they need!

  • Andrea Pantoja

    Trying to contend with Age of Ultron probably wasn’t that great of an idea anyways, and if it means we get a well written, exciting, worthy movie, then by all means, they should take all the time they need!

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    Yeah, I think it’s because they knew going toe to toe with AoU was a fight they were gonna lose.

  • http://www.justplainsomething.com JustPlainSomething

    Honestly, Man of Steel probably could have used some extra time, too. There were a lot of bits I loved, but the script needed some major revisions to focus the plot and themes. If that’s what’s happening with the sequel, I’m okay with it.

  • MeatyStakes

    I’m going to still poop in your party and say how good could it possibly be if it’s built on Snyder’s Superman.

    MmmMMMM?

    You can discuss how worthwhile is MoS as a standalone product, there’s debate to be had there, but if you measure it against the Superman mythos, and those against the DC universe context (Batman, Wonder Woman, JLA) it is most definitely lacking.

  • Anonymous

    I think it heralds disaster. All of the elements that you are discussing and saying could be made better should have been in place already. The fact that they were not, and the studio had to push back, indicates to me that there is trouble brewing. I doubt a year extra will fix it. It may actually raise expectations, which could seriously impair the movie.

  • SuperFubar

    I think this is good news. DC/Warner(?) should take their time with their movies instead of trying to contend with Marvel, honestly they should just completely ignore Marvel at this point.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    This will give Gal Gadot more time to get “yoked,” to use the vernacular of Amy Adams.

  • Adrian

    Man of Steel was actually delayed, too. That’s why I have no hope when it comes to this film’s delay. Clearly, it doesn’t do anything for the quality.

  • Adrian

    Yes, but Batman vs. Superman wasn’t being rushed if you take Snyder and Goyer at their word, which I no longer do.

    They said they already had a green light and a script back at Comic Con and clearly that wasn’t the case.

    People keep talking about it being rushed but two years is plenty of time for films of this size. This is just a mess.

  • Anonymous

    It only can be a good thing. For the movie, the fans and the rest. Now, fire Snyder, Goyer, Affleck, Gadot and start anew!

  • http://pontoonification.blogspot.com/ AverageDrafter

    “Crap, David… They hated the Wonder Woman as a Kryptonian idea. And they aren’t letting up like with Affleck.”

    “Give me another year, I’ll find another way to F it up.”

    So, by the time this comes out, the MCU will be 12-13 movies, probably 2 TV shows, 3 Netflix shows and a mini-series vs ONE superman movie for DC. Oh and the dozens of other movies that Sony and Fox are making in other corners of the Marvel Universe.

    Flawless Victory.

    Here’s a clue – take the keys away from Goyer, hand them to Paul Dini – and give him all the resources he needs and stay the hell out of his way. He’s your Kevin Feige, not “peaked on Blade II” Goyer.

  • http://pontoonification.blogspot.com/ AverageDrafter

    “Crap, David… They hated the Wonder Woman as a Kryptonian idea. And they aren’t letting up like with Affleck.”

    “Give me another year, I’ll find another way to F it up.”

    So, by the time this comes out, the MCU will be 12-13 movies, probably 2 TV shows, 3 Netflix shows and a mini-series vs ONE superman movie for DC. Oh and the dozens of other movies that Sony and Fox are making in other corners of the Marvel Universe.

    Flawless Victory.

    Here’s a clue – take the keys away from Goyer, hand them to Paul Dini – and give him all the resources he needs and stay the hell out of his way. He’s your Kevin Feige, not “peaked on Blade II” Goyer.

  • Anonymous

    I think they probably had _a_ script, back at Comic Con.

    I think they got that one taken away from them and got given a mandate to do more than make another Superman film, that they were given a bunch of franchise-building to do.

  • Anonymous

    One can certainly dream.

  • http://www.gradientcomics.com/ Rob Payne

    Yeah, when you look at the volume of quality DC animated material — their shows and their direct-to-video movies — it’s clear somebody in that department knows what they’re doing. (Especially in comparison to the quality of Marvel animated fare.) Paul Dini, and to a somewhat lesser extent Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano, has been making cartoons for kids and adults for over 20 years; not to mention his mostly excellent comics work. It really is time he got a shot at producing live action.

  • http://pontoonification.blogspot.com/ AverageDrafter

    He’s said he’s not interested in writing, but that’s not what I want. I want him picking talent to write and direct and basically have editorial oversight on what happens in the DCCU. Like Feige for Marvel.

    Maybe Alan Burnett instead.

  • http://pontoonification.blogspot.com/ AverageDrafter

    He’s said he’s not interested in writing, but that’s not what I want. I want him picking talent to write and direct and basically have editorial oversight on what happens in the DCCU. Like Feige for Marvel.

    Maybe Alan Burnett instead.

  • Ivan

    I don’t even think at this point they’re trying to compete with marvel, because we know they can’t. They’re just focusing on their own house.

  • Ivan

    I don’t even think at this point they’re trying to compete with marvel, because we know they can’t. They’re just focusing on their own house.

  • Ivan

    I don’t think Snyder and goyer are the problem here. I’m beginning to think Warner bros execs are meddling too much in this movie and it’s causing problems behind the scenes, stay tuned.

  • Ivan

    I’m a wonder woman fan but the character will never get a solo film until wb is confident she will be a big box office draw first. As of right now I’m not sure that’s the case.

  • Ivan

    Yup, this smells like executive interference. Meanwhile people will mistakenly blame Snyder and goyer.