Friday evening was a busy one for the comic-adapted TV and Film beat.
Warner Brothers announced that they would be pushing the release date for the highly-anticipated team up of their two most recognizable franchise characters until the summer of 2016, where it will avoid direct competition with Marvel’s Age of Ultron release, also giving the film more time to complete script revisions after the news that Argo scribe Chris Terrio would be reworking the script.
On the Marvel side of things Agent Carter, a serialized spin-off rumored to feature Captain America co-star Hayley Atwell, has gone into pre-production under the direction of veteran show-runners Tara Butters and Michelle Fazekas. The series has not yet received a full pilot order, but bringing on such a well-regarded team is sure to help its chances.
Twitter and other social media platforms are already abuzz with negative reaction in the wake of Warner Brothers’ decision, while the news of a possible period-piece companion to ABC’s flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to have gotten lost in the hubbub.
While the move by Warners may seem to be a step back, it is worth noting that DC and Warners reportedly have multiple lower-budget films in development by David Goyer. The decision to move back the Man of Steel sequel may open space in the production schedule for one or more of these projects to see release in advance of the team-up film.
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Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He also hosts the weekly Infinite Crossover podcast in cooperation with Fanboys Inc. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org