Anthony Russo doesn't see Batman v Superman as competition for Civil War

There was a time when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War were due to open on the same weekend, but ultimately Warner Bros. blinked and moved the release date forward to March 2016 (works for us!). That hasn't stopped comparisons between the two movies though, and Civil War co-director Anthony Russo has been speaking to Super Interessante about whether or not his film is in competition with Batman v Superman.

"As filmmakers, my brother and I, we love the [superhero] genre", Russo started. "The more good comic book movies there are, the better as far as we are concerned".

"We don't really look at it as a competition", Russo continued. "We think [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director] Zack Snyder is great, and we hope the movie is fun, great and cool, and something we all enjoy just like everybody else". As do we!

While there will always be a bit of rivalry between Marvel and DC, we're lucky that we have so much great superhero entertainment available right now. With no fewer than six comic book movies headed our way in the next 12 months, it looks like 2016 will be another great year for the genre.

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War hits UK cinemas on April 29 2016 and May 6 2016 in the US.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.