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Batman v Superman Backlash Causes Warner Bros. To Change Its Movie Schedule

Warner_Bros_drastically_revamped_its-a894c15acd7d37daab0150e05dc7d068Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. (Warner Bros.)

The critical reviews are in for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Warner Bros. is adapting their strategy due to these opinions.

They’ve decided to change their upcoming film schedule and added dates for three untitled projects through 2020.

The Andy Serkis-directed “Jungle Book,” which was slated for October 6, 2017, has been pushed back a year to October 19, 2018.

Serkis posted a message to Facebook Wednesday and said that he is “absolutely thrilled” that the date has changed because “the ambition for this project is huge.”

Disney’s live-action version of “Jungle Book” will be released April 15.

The studio has also made changes to the DC cinematic universe. The release date for “Wonder Woman,” starring “Batman v Superman’s” Gal Gadot, has been moved up from June 23, 2017 to June 2, 2017.

WB had nine DC films planned through 2020, which includes March’s “Batman v Superman.” It has now added two more untitled superhero films for October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019. They join “Wonder Woman,” “Suicide Squad” (August 5, 2016), “The Justice League Part One (Nov. 17, 2017), “The Flash” (March 16, 2018), “Aquaman” (July 27, 2018), “Shazam!” (April 5, 2019), “Justice League Part Two” (June 14, 2019), and “Cyborg” (April 3, 2020). An untitled event film is also slated for October 6, 2017.

The studio is reportedly shifting its strategy in the face of fan and critical backlash to “Batman v Superman.” It’s focusing more closely on franchise-based films in hopes that they will generate hits, insiders say.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters now. Watch the trailer below.