Warner Bros. has pushed production on Batman vs. Superman back, moving the release date back to May 6th, 2016. The film had originally been set for July 17th, 2015.
The film is in pre-production currently, and the cast has not changed, Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will play Superman and Batman, respectively, with Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are all returning with Zack Snyder at the helm from a script by David Goyer.
The reason for the pushback wasn’t mentioned, though rumors were floating around that Affleck had been injured and the film had been delayed as a result. Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Dan Fellman stated that the delay will give “the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year.”