The blockbuster summer season may have extended well into the months beforehand, March and April, but the first weekend in May remains a lucrative box office placement. And that's the weekend set to be occupied by Batman vs. Superman in 2016, having been delayed by more than nine months from its initially-planned opening on the 17th of July, 2015. Reports are that the film would need more time; this is no surprise, since a year and a half until the release of a film that may become one of the biggest earners of all time does seem rather short. Warner Bros. previously had success on that same weekend with both of the most recent Batman films, and plans now to release Joe Wright's Pan next July instead. It's no wonder they've vacated next summer, as new films from franchises such as The Avengers, Jurassic Park and Fast & Furious scheduled for release then.