Warner Bros. has gotten shellacked at the 2015 box office, so far. CEO Kevin Tsujihara spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the studios struggles, which could have been offset by Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opening up on its original July 17, 2015 release date. Though, Tsujihara can already see the benefit of being patient with the cornerstone of the DC Cinematic Universe.
"It was a tough decision at the time because it was going to create a hole in 2015," Tsujihara told The Hollywood Reporter. "But it was absolutely the right decision for the franchise, for DC and the movie.Having seen the movie multiple times, and again last night, I’m extremely confident it was the right decision to make the movie better. And it’s so important for the studio to get the foundation right on DC."
His comments are important because they confirm that the film has been screened, which was first reported by Den of Geek earlier this month. If you remember, they said WB executives partook in the screening and were so impressed by it that they gave it a "standing ovation."
In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.