Warner Bros and DC Comics may be preparing to rethink their superhero film release strategy after the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was met with a muted reception in internal screenings, reports say. The film sees Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent go toe to toe in a grand clash of heroic ideologies. It also features Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash to pave the way for further superhero capers from the DC universe. However, according to Drew McWeeny at HitFix, early viewings haven't been received as positively as the studio hoped. If the film does not turn out to be a smash, it could affect Warner Bros superhero release schedule, with next year's planned Justice League: Part One being hit in favour of a solo Batman film. "My guess is what's going to happen 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," McWeeny said. He continued: "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, [and] 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. According to those who have seen Dawn of Justice, the two standouts of the film are Affleck as Batman and Jesse Eisenberg, who is "great" as Lex Luthor, McWeeny says. "There aren't any specifics revealed," he adds, "but it sounds like the studio may not be entirely happy with what's on film."