Comic book fans will have to make a choice come March 25: binge watch season two of Daredevil, or run to the theater to watch Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice?
According to Comicbook.com, the air date for the full second season of Netflix's Daredevil is on the same day as DC and Warner Bros. tent-pole comic book film. While in reality you can probably watch the show and the movie in the same day, it's still fascinating to see Marvel boldly put the critically acclaimed show up against the juggernaut that is Batman and Superman appearing on film together for the first time. The new season of Daredevil will introduce both Elektra and the Punisher, two characters comic fans will no doubt be delighted to see on screen.
But can those two characters on the small screen really compare to seeing DC's trinity on the big screen? Perhaps Marvel is hoping to put a dent, however small, in Batman v. Superman's opening weekend, which is certain to be huge. While hardcore comic fans will flock to theaters and also enjoy Daredevil season two on Netflix, those with less time or money many just opt for one or the other.
This isn't the first time Marvel has gone head-to-head with DC over a release date. Warner Bros. originally had Batman v. Superman set to release on May 6, 2016. Then Marvel announced Captain America: Civil War would also be premiering on that date, prompting DC to move up the release of their superhero epic. This latest exchange is just another example of the ongoing battle between the two comic giants, and no matter who loses, fans win.