Marvel Isn't Moving 'Captain America 3'

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Ever since it was announced that Captain America 3 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would be sharing the same crowded release date on May 6, 2016, we've all been wondering who'd blink first -- Marvel, hoping to avoid sequel fatigue with the third installment in its Captain America franchise, or Warner Bros., seeking to dodge having a Marvel-sized bite taken out of the most important release on its calendar for the year. Well, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has just thrown down a fresh gauntlet, and his message is clear: We're not going anywhere.

"I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends," Feige told Empire. "If it is on the same weekend, I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we’ve always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we’re working on for Cap 3 and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours, doesn’t mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we’re not going to."

Feige's remarks echo the "we can't quite believe it either" tone of the press release issued by Warners when the calendar snafu happened. "It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16," read the statement. "However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for Batman vs. Superman."

The more things like this are said, the harder it'll be for either side to blink without seeming weak, and the more it looks like we'll have a full-on showdown in May of 2016. Is this town big enough for both of them? We'll find out soon.

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