HeroFix explains why delaying the 'Man Of Steel' sequel until 2016 is the right move for DC
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5. It Gets the Sequel Out of an Overcrowded 2015
2015 will be the greatest geek year in Hollywood history to date. Between "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man," "Fantastic Four" and the granddaddy of them all, "Star Wars: Episode VII," not to mention a new "Jurassic Park," two new Pixar films, a new "Terminator," the latest Bond movie and reimaginings of "Peter Pan" and "The Jungle Book," something's got to give. There's only so much buzz to go around, and while "Batman Vs Superman" is big -- huge, really -- does Warner Bros. really want to risk losing any spotlight for a tent pole film that has to be successful in order for its DC properties to remain viable? At this point, Marvel/Disney can afford to release a film that underperforms, but not DC/Warner Bros. By moving Snyder's sequel, Warner Bros. will bring fan anticipation to a fever pitch and make the summer of 2016 its own. Sure, there are huge things scheduled for 2016 -- two unannounced Marvel films, a new "X-Men" flick, the "Avatar" sequel and more -- but by moving into a much-less crowded arena, WB has declared that 2016 belongs to them. In fact, this 'statement' is underscored by the May 6 release date, since early May is traditionally when a Marvel movie is released, since Columbia's "Spider-Man" debuted in 2002. It also, not so coincidentally, happens to be Free Comic Book Day weekend.