Reccently was rumored that Daredevil would be released earlier in 2016 than it was in 2015. Now ComicBook.com has learned from independent sources that Marvel and Netflix are planning to launch season two on March 25, 2016, against Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Daredevil season two introduces the Punisher and Elektra to the Marvel cinematic universe on the same day that WB and DC Entertainment bring their own cinematic universe to life.
This is the second instance of these “release date wars” between Marvel and DC. After DC/WB had announced a release date for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice of May 6, 2016, Marvel went ahead and announced the same date for Captain America: Civil War, with the first weekend of May traditionally being the debut of a Marvel-related movie for the last decade or so. Marvel would have no remorse in hurting one of their franchises if it meant hurting the must-prevail DC Entertainment film. So Warner Bros. moved Dawn of Justice to March 25, 2016.
There is no real downside for Marvel, here. Daredevil will still get a third season if one is requested, and it doesn’t depend on consumers watching all thirteen episodes on the debut. On the other side, Dawn of Justice is the movie that is going to make-or-break Warner’s new DC Entertainment universe, it needs to be a big hit in order for the DC Entertainment Cinematic Universe to thrive over the next few years.