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Disney’s Alan Horn Says Studio Is “Struggling With” Opening ‘Captain American 3’ Against ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

Disney's Alan Horn Says Studio Is "Struggling With" Opening 'Captain American 3' Against 'Batman Vs. Superman'

When Warner Bros. moved “Batman Vs. Superman” to May 6, 2016—against a then-untitled Marvel movie—it seemed like a confident jab at their competitors. When “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opened to massive numbers, and “Captain America 3” was revealed as Marvel’s mystery movie, suddenly WB’s plans seemed ill advised. But perhaps they know something about the status of the third movie that no one else does?

Earlier today, chatting with Bloomberg, Disney Honcho Alan Horn revealed a few more juicy details regarding “Star Wars: Episode 7.” Then he spoke with Variety’s Brent Lang and briefly touched upon the release date battle with WB, and was candid about the status. 

As you know, ‘Winter Soldier’ directors Anthony and Joe Russo will be back, and the writers are already hinting at what kind of shape the next entry will take. But that said, there is no production start date confirmed, while “Batman Vs. Superman” is already rolling in front cameras. WB is already out of the gate of what promises to be a massive movie, and have even set an international bow for one week earlier than the U.S. date.

Many expect that one of the studios will eventually back down, for fear of cannibalizing the audience on opening weekend. Many are figuring it will be WB who’ll blink first. But maybe there’s a weakness in the armor of the mighty cinematic ship that is Marvel? We’ll see… [via HeyUGuys]

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