17 Feb 2016 2:33 PM +00:00 UTC

Justice League: Part One in Trouble over Batman v Superman Reception?

The final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice should be proof enough of how awesome the film is going to be. If anything, it showed audiences that the launch pad movie for the DC Extended Universe is worth watching. The scene alone where Batman was able to block off Superman's attack seems to have set the tone for the entire film. It's no wonder Dawn of Justice is expected to rake in a lot of dough at box office opening weekend.

However, a new rumor is suggesting that DC might be in a bit of trouble with Batman v Superman. The latest word on the grapevine comes from unnamed sources, so you should take a grain of salt upon reading this news. Nevertheless, it's still worth considering, especially with the film in competition with Captain America:Civil War.

According to HitFix's Drew McWeeny and his sources, people's reaction to Batman v Superman isn't quite what the studio hoped for, considering its massive cast of characters.

McWeeny said:

My guess is what's going to happen is based on what I'm hearing…is Justice League is going to get moved back and that Ben Affleck Batman movie, that's what's going to end up in that spot. My guess is they're going to throw whatever money it takes at Ben Affleck to make that Batman film happen sooner rather than later.
They're going to need to rebuild again, they're going to need to win people over, they're going to need to lay some different groundwork. I don't think this is going to be the springboard into the Justice League that they wanted it to be.

He went on to say that those who have seen the film already have noticed the highlight of the film to be Batman (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). This is interesting because the Dawn of Justice includes a bevy of superheroes that should also be placed on the spotlight.

While this has no effect on Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, both of which will be released as scheduled, the same cannot be said for Justice League: Part One. If audience reception isn't as the studio hoped it would be with Batman v Superman, who's to say that filming for the first Justice League wouldn't be put on hold? There's also word that Zack Snyder might not be directing Justice League: Part One.

Nevertheless, these are all speculations, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could still make its targeted $1 billion mark at the box office.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated for release on March 25.

What do you think?