Even though Disney appeared to make a bold move by confirming that it will be sticking with its long-called May 6, 2016 release date for Captain America 3, even after Warner Bros made its own bold move by announcing it will open Zack Snyder's Batman – Superman Man of Steel sequel on the same date, it appears all may not be so settled behind the scenes.
During a call with journalists today, Disney head Alan Horn admitted there is still discussion on their end (as I'm sure there are on WB's end as well) on what to do about that head to head competition I'm sure both companies want to avoid. Here are his exact words, via Bret Lang:
— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) April 22, 2014
I don't think Cap would have a problem opening to #1 over Batman and Superman, personally, but I guess there are more concerns for them than just that. That's why Horn and co. get paid the big bucks and all we do is speculate about it on the internet. It'll be interesting to see how this shakes out.