Batman V Superman moves release date

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The release date for 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' has been brought forward to March 2016.

Warner Bros. has decided to change the release date of the eagerly-awaited 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

The decision to move the date of the much-hyped flick - starring Ben Affleck - to March 25, 2016, means that the studio has avoided clashing with Marvel's 'Captain America 3', which is sure to attract a similar amount of attention.

'Captain America 3' will be released in the US on May 6, 2016, meaning there will be a healthy amount of space between both blockbuster films.

Marvel supremo Stan Lee recently joked he should be offered a cameo in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

Lee, the former president and chairman of the company, said rivals DC Comics should ask him to make an appearance in their upcoming sequel to make it more successful.

He quipped: "DC could probably make a lot more money with 'Superman' and 'Batman' if they announced that I'd have a cameo in it!

"People wouldn't believe it - they'd have to go to the theatre and see it!"

Lee, 91, also said that he's tremendously proud of the success Marvel Studio's films have performed at the box office.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 151 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

Superman (Cavill) faces off against Batman (Affleck) in the aftermath of the near-destruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel. Despite a pretty strong screenplay, the two leads are no more than functional and Wonder Woman (Gadot) is a damp squib. But if the film lacks Marvel's sense of fun, in its fidgety and…

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