Batman vs. Superman Production Delay Rumored To Be Related to Scheduling Conflict


While Warner Bros. officially told moviegoers that they'd have to wait ten months for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel in order for he and the rest of the filmmakers to better fulfill their creative vision for the movie, other theories have abounded online as to why the July 17, 2015 release date was scrubbed in favor of May 6, 2016. A minor injury to star Ben Affleck (who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman in the movie) was at first thought to be a cause for the delay, but that impression seems to have dissipated. A script rewrite may have played a role, but Amy Adams recently said that the shooting script was completed. The most recent one, coming from the always-popular Man of Steel Fan Page, is that the decision to cast Jesse Eisenberg created an unavoidable scheduling conflict with his upcoming film The End of the Tour, currently filming in Grand Rapids, MI. The film, a biopic about author David Foster Wallace, will see Eisenberg once again step into the role of a true-life celebrity: this time Rolling Stone writer and contributing editor David Lipsky. Taking its title from a They Might Be Giants song, the movie (which stars The Muppets and How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel as Wallace) is actually a big-screen adaptation of Lipsky's autobiographical travelogue Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. The End of the Tour will only shoot for five weeks, but is beginning just as Batman vs. Superman was expected to start shooting, and will wrap its production around the time that the superhero sequel will now begin.