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Disney May Switch Star Wars To Take On Batman Vs. Superman

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It’s pretty much a given that Captain America 3 won’t win in an all-out battle against Batman Vs. Superman on May 6, 2016.

Even though Marvel Studios had the release date first and Captain America 2 was a better movie than Man of Steel, the fact that there is a new Batman along with Wonder Woman, and that this will be the first time all three will be featured together on the big screen will put Batman Vs. Superman on top.

Unless The Force is involved.

Some Tweets by a reporter from Variety reveal interesting nuggets of information in that Disney Chairman Alan Horn says they are unsure about the May 6th release date for Captain America 3, that the script for Star Wars still needs a look over, and that they are thinking of moving their Star Wars release dates back to the original May premieres.

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Presently, Star Wars: Episode VII has a December 2015 release. Is Disney thinking of moving it to a May 2016 release? Possibly moving Captain America 3 to an April 2016 release, as Captain America 2 has seen a blockbuster month this year thus far?

Why Warner Bros. decided to go with the exact same release date as a Marvel Studios movie for Batman Vs. Superman is anybody’s guess (but you only get one), but what if in answer to that, Disney either moves Star Wars: Episode VII (or a spinoff) to May 6th? Or quite possibly they could position Batman Vs. Superman between the two, which would sandwich in the Warner Bros. movie between two huge Disney blockbusters.

If the new Star Wars opened up against Batman Vs. Superman, which would you see first? Let us know in the comments below.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Has Begun Filming In Some Form (Video)

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The Chairman of Disney, Alan Horn, lets it be known in the following video that they have already begun filming on Star Wars: Episode VII.

Horn doesn’t give any specifics, but he does mention that the toughest part is casting, and that they haven’t finished casting just yet.

“Casting,” Alan Horn replied when asked about the toughest part of supervising Star Wars: Episode VII

“No,” Horn said when asked if they have casted the movie. “Well, we have a couple things… I can’t disclose…”

“We are actually shooting some of it now,” Horn said. “We’re up against it. But also it’s the screenplay. It has to be – this is Episode VII, so there is IV, V, VI, so it takes off where VI left off. And where VI left off this is 35 years ago by the time this is released in December 2015 in a theater near you. It’s all about the screen play. It has to be… Screenplay. Screenplay. Screenplay.”

Horn added that the screenplay is finished.

“It actually is now. Larry Kasdan co-wrote it with J.J. Abrams and the early draft was done by Michael Arndt,” he said.

Horn also said they are not shooting Episodes VII, VIII & IX back-to-back.

“No. For this? No,” he said.

Regarding announcements, Horn stated in his best Yoda voice, “Patience you must have.”

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a December 18, 2015 release.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub for more.

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Christopher Nolan & Jeff Robinov Talk Batman Pitch (Video)

Another special feature from the The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray has surfaced online this time of the Batman pitch.

Director Christopher Nolan and the former head of WB movies, Jeff Robinov, discuss the pitch.

We learn that WB green lit Batman after Nolan pitched his take which only lasted 15 minutes.

Other special features we have seen include Christian Bale auditioning with Amy Adams and Christopher Nolan discussing his realistic take on Batman.

You can order The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray through Amazon at a discount.

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