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'Captain America 3' May 2016 release up against 'Batman vs. Superman'

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Captain America The Winter Soldier

Looks like Steve Rogers really is giving the orders now.

After about a month of rumored speculation, Marvel has officially confirmed that Captain America and his trusty vibranium shield will leap back onto the big screen on May 6, 2016 — meaning everyone’s favorite red, white, and blue super soldier will be facing off against another pair of costumed heroes in Warner Bros.’ Batman vs. Superman.

Since news broke that the the two tentpole superhero movies would potentially battle each other out at the box office, Marvel has refused to budge from the coveted date that they committed to in June of 2013. In January 2014, Warner Bros. announced that it was delaying production on its Man of Steel follow-up, moving it from its original July 2015 release date and slotting it for the same May opening.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiered this weekend to record April box office numbers, earning $96.2 million in the U.S., bringing its total to over $300 million globally.