We’ve been referring to Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel sequel as “Batman vs. Superman” for simplicity and consistency’s sake, but it’s important to know that Warner Bros. hasn’t officially confirmed a title for the highly-anticipated superhero movie. The studio could go in a different direction, and they’ve recently registered eight possible titles through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. They’re all pretty terrible, and I doubt they’ll be used. Sometimes studios make these registrations as a defense against those who would want to capitalize on a precious brand.
Hit the jump to read the titles. The officially untitled Man of Steel sequel opens July 17, 2015.
According to Fusible, Warner Bros has registered the following domains:
- Man of Steel Battle the Knight
- Man of Steel Beyond Darkness
- Man of Steel Black of Knight
- Man of Steel Darkness Falls
- Man of Steel Knight Falls
- Man of Steel Shadow of the Night
- Man of Steel the Blackest Hour
- Man of Steel The Darkness Within
It’s worth pointing out that three of these titles use puns that make no sense (“Black of Knight”? Really?). Also, none of them use the valuable word “Batman” or even his other famous alias, “The Caped Crusader”. Employing “The Dark Knight” is a long shot since Warner Bros. probably wants to avoid confusion with Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy. Still, some of these titles are desperately close. I’m surprised they didn’t register “Man of Steel against the Shadowy Chivalrous Person“.
Do you like any of these? More importantly, can you explain why? Sound off in the comments section.