'Captain America 3' Release Date, Cast Rumors: Chris Evans Exits, Movie Scheduled for 2016 Launch

Chandan DasJul 29, 2014 09:36 PM EDT

Marvel and DC Comics are both gearing up for a cinema feud over the release of 'Captain America 3' and 'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice', which share a somewhat common premiere date. The two films are scheduled to be released in 2016.

In fact, the fans are well aware of the business rivalry between Marvel and DC comics. Nevertheless, the rivalry between the two has reached a new plane with the announcement of the premiere dates of these two films.

Talking to the Headlines & Globe News, Kevin Feige, Marvel Comics president, revealed, "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 three 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."

Moreover, the two business houses have topped the list of blockbuster movies. While 'Man of Steel', based on a character of DC Comics earned $698 million, Marvel's 'Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier made a worth of $712.7 million globally.

In the meantime, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has confirmed that Chris Evans (who portrays Steve Rogers in the film) is exiting 'Captain America' and he will be replaced by Sam Wilson (of 'The Falcon' fame).

Commenting on Evans' exit, a Marvel editor recently said, "Steve (Evans) spirit is as willing as ever, but his body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America. So he'll instead employ his skills as the new Cap's remote strategic adviser, running missions from his headquarters in Avengers Mansion and providing Sam with technical support and field information from a distance."

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