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Warner Bros. and Joe Russo Respond to Captain America and Superman Showdown

April 9, 2014 (6:08 am) GMT
While the studio that releases 'Man of Steel 2' refuses to budge, the 'Captain America' director says that 'at some point, somebody's going to move off the date.'

As Marvel officially confirms that "Captain America 3" will open May 6, 2016 against "", Warner Bros. which releases the DC movie and Joe Russo who directs the Marvel pic offer their thoughts on the impending showdown. WB won't back down for now, but Joe is confident that one of them will eventually move the date to avoid the clash.

Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., says to Bloomberg in an interview, "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 [May 6, 2016)." He adds, "However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for Batman vs. Superman."

Meanwhile, Joe speaks to Digital Spy, "Everybody likes to imagine a flame war that'll start over this but it's not." The director, who works in tandem with his brother Anthony Russo, continues, "It's two big movies on a date - neither studio is crazy enough to eat up each other's profits. At some point, somebody's going to move off the date."

Although the Captain America flick and the Superman vs. Batman film are both slated on the same date in the United States, the latter is scheduled early in U.K. on April 29, 2016. Such thing, however, is not really surprising since many movies often get early release across the pond. "" arrived in international markets roughly a week ahead of North American release.

The third "Captain America" film will see the return of as the titular hero. Before the actor continues the Cap's solo adventure, he will first reprise his superhero role in "" which is due May 1, 2015. Joss Whedon returns to sit behind the lens for the sequel to 2012's "".

Evans called the Cap and Superman face-off "a shame." He said, "It's not really fair. Superman would beat everyone really, wouldn't he? What can't he do? [Superman] can turn back time. So even if he loses, he'll just try it again." Meanwhile, his co-star uttered, "All you have to do to know the answer to that question is look at the track record of Marvel versus DC."

The "" sequel is directed by Zack Snyder. and return as Clark Kent and Lois Lane respectively. is added as Batman, as Wonder Woman, as Lex Luthor, and as Bruce Wayne's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto also join the cast. They reportedly will play characters newly created for the movie. A new report from Latino-Review suggests Hunter could play Leslie Thompkins "or a Leslie Thompkins replacement character." In the comic books, Thompkins is an ally to Bruce Wayne and actually knows his secret alter ego.

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