Marvel‘s president Kevin Feige is confident his franchise has more fans than DC and Warner Bros.
Feige has stated his decision not to change the release date of Captain America 3, despite Warner Bros.’ Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice being released on the same day – May 6, 2016.
“I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends,” he said. “If it is on the same weekend, I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we’ve always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we’re working on for ‘Cap 3′ and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours, doesn’t mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we’re not going to.”
WB had already secured that date — moving it from July 17, 2015 — three months prior when Marvel made the announcement in early April on the heels of the sequel’s record-setting U.S. debut.
“It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16,” WB said in a statement back in April. “However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for Batman vs. Superman.”