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Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel

Whether you’re a fan of superheroes or Minions, we have some exciting news for you. Warner Bros. untitled Superman-Batman sequel to Man of Steel is pushed back to 2016 while Despicable Me 3 is confirmed for a summer 2017 release.

The new DC comics film starring Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, has been pushed back from its initial date of summer 2015 to the May 6th, 2016. In its place will be their latest adaptation of Peter Pan, aptly titled Pan. This gives the studio more time to work on casting the film, and doing it justice following a disappointing reboot last year.

However, this new date will see it clash with a currently unknown Marvel film due for release at the same time. Could this be another Iron Man? Whatever it is this will pose considerable competition for a franchise that is trying hard to get off the ground. Joaquin Phoenix also is rumored to be considering a role in the new film alongside Cavill, Affleck, Amy Adams and Diane Lane.

Meanwhile, everyone’s favorite animated franchise Despicable Me is also returning for their third movie, and also taking their time with a slated June 30th 2017 release. It is a long way off, but we should all be reassured that they are not churning out any old farce and actually putting the time in the get the sequel right.

Steve Carell will be returning as super villain turned informant Gru, but all other details are currently unknown. We can probably expect more mayhem, and an increasing focus on the minions. We expect the third movie to be more about them, and possibly they’re looking at a spin off Minion movie?

This is all speculation, but what we do know is the initially crowded summer of 2015 is getting sparser and sparser, with the likes of Star Wars also being pushed back. Sorry everyone, but you’re gonna have to wait a while longer. In the meantime, here’s a little something to put a smile back on your face…

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