March 25th, 2016 is turning out to be the ultimate comic book day to mark on your upcoming calendar; two epic comic book greats will face off, and we're sure fans all over the world will freak out to see who will reigns supreme... and I'm not just talking about Batman V Superman.
It seems that DC and Marvel will be facing off yet again with sources claiming that the second season of Netflix's Daredevil will air on March 25th - the same day Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is being released in theatres.
Both the film and the series are highly anticipated by comic book and superhero fans everywhere. Batman V Superman will provide DC with the true beginning of their own cinematic universe where those same heroes interact, or in this case fight, just as The Avengers did for Marvel in 2012. Daredevil's huge success with its first season led to its upcoming second season, which holds the introduction of the Punisher and Elektra into the Marvel universe.
The simultaneous release date could be the best or worse thing for fans of both universes.
There are a few of pros:
One could literally spend an entire weekend just immersing themselves in superhero entertainment. The movie could take up one evening alone, but then one could easily kick back and binge the entire second season on Netflix for the rest of the time.
If you're waiting in line for a while, for example when you get to a theatre early so you can get good seats, with a good smartphone or tablet that might have Netflix, what better way to get excited for one of the most anticipated superhero match ups by watching Hell's Kitchen's protector deal with the Punisher or how things will go when he meets Elektra?
There is one major con that I can think of in terms of the simultaneous release date.
Opening / premiere weekend is important to any successful series or movie. This might prevent fans from being able to devote time on opening night to see Batman V Superman because the person might be a huge fan of Daredevil as well. Or the person might alternatively not even get a chance to go during opening weekend whatsoever because they wanted to spend the time watching all of Daredevil's second season before they watch the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel fight. So some fans also might prefer not trying to combine investing their time enjoying the newest gifts from DC and Marvel. Some fans might want time to properly process either the movie or series before going to enjoy and properly appreciate the other.
No matter what happens, it's a great time to be a fan of superheroes in the media. Some important stories are about to be told by both Marvel and DC. With what both of these companies have planned, if both these go well, these type of match-ups won't be too uncommon in the future. Let's just hope our wallets and our schedules will be able to rise to the challenge.