MAN OF STEEL Sequel Officially Titled BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE; Logo Revealed

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The Man of Steel sequel now officially has a title, and no, it’s not Justice League Origins.  Instead, it’s a play on the film’s “unofficial” title Batman vs. Superman, as director Zack Snyder’s DC Comics follow-up will henceforth be known as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Now, a title isn’t exactly the most important thing when it comes to the quality of a film, but this one’s a bit wordy.  It actually feels more like the title of one of those direct-to-DVD animated superhero movies rather than a massive Warner Bros. tentpole.  Nevertheless, for one reason or another, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is what the powers that be have settled on.

Hit the jump for more, including the film’s official logo and start-of-production announcement.

When you take into account the fact that this film will be followed up directly by Justice League, I guess the “Dawn of Justice” subtitle makes sense, but personally I still think it’s too long and the decision to go with “v” instead of “vs.” is odd.  Regardless, the official production-start press release offers a couple of interesting nuggets of info about the film.

Firstly, Gal Gadot is listed as playing “Diana Prince/Wonder Woman”, which could suggest that she’s primarily playing Prince and we’ll only get a glimpse of her superhero alter ego.  Moreover, Holly Hunter is playing “a role newly created for the film” and the screenplay is officially listed as being “written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.”  Goyer penned the initial draft of the script, but Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning Argo scribe Terrio was brought in to do some rewrites.  It appears that his work was substantial enough to receive a “written by” credit.

Additionally, while the bulk of principal photography for Dawn of Justice will take place in Detroit, the press release adds that other shooting locations include Illinois, Africa, and the South Pacific.

Take a look at the official logo for the film below, followed by the official press release.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

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BURBANK, CA, May 21, 2014 – Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.  Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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  • Lance

    Thank goodness it’s not World’s Finest.

    • World’s Finest Comments

      =…..(

      • Murdoch

        Sorry dude . .. . but that would be like calling the first ever Supergirl movie “Maid of Might”. More than half the gen population would swear its either about a political leader or even a softball legend.

      • Snarky

        I don’t think you understood what made his simple comment so hilarious.

      • Murdoch

        Crying face? Its kinda hard to misunderstand that.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        It has to do with the nick.

      • Snarky

        I don’t think you understood what made his simple comment so hilarious.

      • Cedhollywood

        You are assuming that “the gen popualation” at the time would not have seen any tv commercials or print ads to see and understand that maid of might is supergirl. People even then do not just go to the theatre and just look at a movie board that says the title of a movie and decide to see it or not.

      • Batt Damon

        I agree. It would be such a stupid idea, like calling a Superman movie Man of Steel or a Batman movie The Dark Knight. How will anyone have any idea what it’s about?

      • Murdoch

        . . . . sigh . . . .

      • Murdoch

        . . . . sigh . . . .

    • the king of comedy

      I liked World`s Finest, but I like this title much better, I`m raising my expectations for this movie, now we know the suit is amazing, the title works, contrary to some people I actually think the casting is inspired and the most important thing, the script is Chris Terrios`and not Goyer`s,

      • Unique Jenique

        “The script is Chris Terrios and not Goyer’s” HALLELUJAH!

      • junierizzle

        My optimism for this project grew immensely when I learned that.

  • Doug_101

    Ha! Batman V Superman – fans thought they were getting all-out action, when all they’re really getting is a court battle as Batman sues Superman for destroying his satellite.

    • World’s Finest Comments

      I would still pay IMAX 3D prices to see that.

      • Doug_101

        Law and Order: Superhero Division

      • eternalozzie

        Superheroes and the villains who’s asses they kick … these are their stories

      • Doug_101

        DUN – DUN

      • Royale With Cheese

        So would Doug_101 and each of the up-voters.

      • Doug_101

        It would be different, that’s for sure.

    • Superman is Batman’s B*tch

      This pretty much confirms that they’ll be shooting back to back with Justice League, similar to how they handled the Hobbit or LotR movies. It makes sense financially and timing wise to do both at the same time so they can get Justice League out by 2017 before Avengers 3 hits in 2018.

      As for the title, I think it should have been “World’s Finest: Dawn of Justice”. They don’t need Batman or Superman’s name in the title since all you need is the logo to get that point across.

      Marvel should definitely move Captain America 3 back a month in April, which proved to be a highly successful move this year to kick off the summer movie season.

      • Lance

        Fans don’t need anything more than the logo. General public who doesn’t visit Collider but will go see these movies for the heck of it (the kind that make ASM2 a hit) need to be told in the title Batman and Superman are in it.

        World’s Finest is a terrible title. It’s too New York centric, a play off “New York’s Finest.” Everywhere else it reminds you of chocolates.

      • evinrude

        It may have started in Gotham,but media all over America refer to the police force as ‘[city]‘s Finest’,and have for a long time.

      • Lance

        Bleh. Hardly hear that anywhere.

        Chocolates. That’s what World’s Finest means. Chocolates.

      • Doug_101

        As of right now, Captain America 2 is still the best movie of the “summer.” They _should_ move Cap 3 to April.

    • Early Edition

      thats hilarious

  • Jhan

    What? Why?

  • Angel of Death

    Dawn of Justice?…uh…wow…that’s terrible…and desperate…

    • jd

      I can already see the trolls calling it Yawn of Justice and other oh so creative titles.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        If the sleeping cap fits.

    • the king of comedy

      Well I have the feeling that with Dawn of The planet of the apes and dawn of justice, dawn is going to be the new most used word in future movie titles.

      • eddie

        Rise of the Dawn

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Rise at Dawn in the Search for Curly’s Gold

      • Johnson

        And don’t forget “Age of” – Rise of the Age of the Dawn
        i’d pay to see that…

      • the king of comedy

        of Darkness?

      • Johnson

        And don’t forget “Age of” – Rise of the Age of the Dawn
        i’d pay to see that…

      • eddie

        Rise of the Dawn

      • Django9000

        Rise of the Age of Dawn of the Planet of the Era of the Pre-Boot ;)

  • Dave

    Shit title. Should be called “Dark Knight Falls Under the Man of Steel: Dawn of Justice League Forever and Now.”

    • Dave!yognaut

      Batman is actually supposed to have a plan for killing every other dc superhero in case they go rogue, probs a kryptonite bomb/missile

  • Strong Enough

    “Hi can I tickets for Batman Vs Superman showing at 8″

    I can’t believe i’m going to be saying those words in a sentence. Nerdgasm.

    • TheOscarRP

      Batman VEE Superman, if you will.

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      You should try to add a verb to the first part of that sentence otherwise they won’t know what you’re going to do for those tickets.

      • Early Edition

        hahahahahaha.

      • Strong Enough

        i’ll do anything….anything

  • Leo Spaceman

    Well considering how they are bringing in so many Justice League members into this movie, they couldn’t really leave out the Justice part of this.

  • Loso_Rocks

    A little wordy but I dig the Official logo! Can’t believe it’s actually happening, let’s just hope it lives up to expectations.

  • Strong Enough

    SO long to that MOS sequel though bwawawawa

  • RiddleThemThis

    They make it sound like they’re going to have an entire Batman V Superman series.

    This new movie shall now be regarded as BvS:DoJ

    • Murdoch

      Crap. I can’t see any version of the letters “Bvs” together and NOT think buffy the vampire slayer.

    • Grayden

      By day mild-mannered Clark Kent and to-the-manner-born Bruce Wayne are high profile attorneys for the Justice Department. Clark Kent, the boyscout, takes a level-headed approach to his cases. While Wayne, ever the pragmatist, employs a more headstrong, assertive stance. Cleaning up the corruption threatening to choke the nation is becoming evermore difficult with more and more red tape and bureaucracy. By night, they are forced to clean up the streets when the law fails utterly in it’s duty. In two years find out what lengths two men will go to to save their nation in ‘Batman V Superman: Department of Justice’.

  • enderandrew

    Was really hoping for “Man of Tomorrow”.

    Holly Hunter is playing a role made for this movie? A tacked on love interest for Batman? An original villain?

    • alk

      I really dig your title. that would have been more fitting to represent both of them…Dawn of Justice sounds so generic. COULD BE ANYTHINGGG. Not to mention DAWN is being used with the Apes franchise right now…don’t need to complicate it further

      • evinrude

        DAWN is the new RISE.

      • the king of comedy

        I just hope the next Star Wars movie avoids the words DAWN, RISE and DARK on the title

      • the king of comedy

        I just hope the next Star Wars movie avoids the words DAWN, RISE and DARK on the title

      • The Flobbit

        RISE is the new RETURN.

  • JBug

    The logo is not bad at all.

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      I agree. I like the look of it. The emblem is a little too old school from the silver era but it’s kind of refreshing that they are taking a more comic feel over the “real world” feel. Also, Kevin Smith confirmed the colors as it’s grey and blue for Batman’s suit which is a nice change from the straight black films we’ve had for the past 20+ years now.

      • gar216

        When did he confirm that? I have only ever seen that he referred to it as “Jim Lee inspired”.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        He said it yesterday on a podcast for Screen Rant Underground. He said the colors are the exact same as Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns.

      • Corey

        That’s confusing, considering Batman wears two different suits. He wears blue and grey until his encounter with the mutant leader, and then he changes to black and grey…if I’m not mistaken.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea I was too vague in paraphrasing what he said. He goes into it further but does say the suit is blue and grey and that’s what he compares it too. Check it out on Google and u can listen to the audio.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea I was too vague in paraphrasing what he said. He goes into it further but does say the suit is blue and grey and that’s what he compares it too. Check it out on Google and u can listen to the audio.

      • Corey

        That’s confusing, considering Batman wears two different suits. He wears blue and grey until his encounter with the mutant leader, and then he changes to black and grey…if I’m not mistaken.

      • gar216

        Yea, read it after i responded. He actually said they r the same as book 3 from the DK returns series. That suit is actually black on grey tho

    • Django9000

      Thus have been the consistent reviews of all of Zack Snyders films to date.

  • Cody

    There has not been a single thing about this movie that is in the least appealing. Why are they giving it an expansion-pack title?

  • http://Yakface.com/ Jayson Krebsbach

    This week on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (A Dick Wolf Production) *gong* *gong*

  • bidi

    i honestly like it. logo looks great. title is fine. yeah it’s long, but no one will refer to it as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. people are just gonna call it Batman vs. Superman so i’m fine with it. and as it was said earlier, as a lead in to Justice League, it makes sense. but where’s that dude who’s playing Cyborg? why isn’t he in the press release?

    • bidi

      also, Nolan isn’t producing anymore?

      • Murdoch

        Nope. He was just there to cash a quick check and help sell the movie to fans after he helped Goyer get his idea for Supes fast tracked at WB . . . . kinda like what Spielberg did for MIB.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Except MIB was really fun.

  • World’s Finest Comments

    You don’t even need a title. Just let it be like the ’89 Batman and just have it be the logo. That will pretty much sell the movie itself.

    • evinrude

      True,but the world still has to call it SOMETHING.

      • The Flobbit

        That Superman Sequel…

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    I agree that the title does come off as as one of the direct to DVD titles that WB animations releases but it still sounds good to say the words: Batman vs Superman for a live action film. I really hope Terrio did a major rewrite in the dialogue area as that’s one of Goyer’s weak spots. I don’t mind Goyer’s stories just his screenplays are awful – he really can’t write good dialogue between two people. His best work comes from other people giving them proper polishes, which it sounds like they did by hiring Terrio. Still geeking out over the logo and title as I’m a long life fan of DC (mainly comics in general but grew up watching the Reeve and Burton’s films as they were the only high production value comic book films at the time). Hope Affleck can help assist Snyder’s directing and capture the right tone.

    • Guest

      Agreed with everything. I’m a huge fan of Grace Randolph (a youtube movie news show host) and one of the things she always talks about in reference to David S Goyer is that although he’s a GREAT story guy (TDK trilogy) his screenplays/directing credits leave a lot to be desired. When Affleck brought Argo’s Terrio on board, it seemed like this was going to be more TDK and less Blade trinity.
      Hearing that WB had the good sense to not change what is basically the single most amazing draw in all of superhero movie titles in order to change it into something only DC/comics fans would get (world’s finest) makes me happy as well.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Exactly.

    • the king of comedy

      I agree, I think it`s amazing news that Terrio rewrotte the script and maybe made enough changes as to take the credit for it, I now have faith in actors, production designs and writter for this movie, my main concern at the moment is Zack Snyder

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        I enjoy Snyder’s visuals/action but he needs to dial down his narratives better. I think MOS was a good movie that could have been great had he done a better job showing his characters explore more of their emotions instead of reverting to action. I liked that he didn’t go all “Avengers” w the world engine and made us see it from a destructive/world crisis stand point. I think that’ll be a great jumping off point for the sequel and explore the ramifications of what that brings (ie Batman to Metropolis to stop him).

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        I enjoy Snyder’s visuals/action but he needs to dial down his narratives better. I think MOS was a good movie that could have been great had he done a better job showing his characters explore more of their emotions instead of reverting to action. I liked that he didn’t go all “Avengers” w the world engine and made us see it from a destructive/world crisis stand point. I think that’ll be a great jumping off point for the sequel and explore the ramifications of what that brings (ie Batman to Metropolis to stop him).

      • the king of comedy

        I agree that Man of Steel wasn`t as bad as some people made it out to be but still it was poorly made and ultimately dissapointing (but so was The Dark Knight Rises). I think Snyder as a director suffers from the same problems Goyer suffers as a writter, they have good ideas, but sometimes the execution of those ideas lacks soul, the pacing is most of the time off, the dialogue and interaction beetwen characters doesn`t feel right, there are interesting places were the movie takes you (visually and plotwhise) sometimes it works beautifully and sometimes its just style over substance, a movie should build the story in order to reach a satisfying climax you can`t expect everything to be a climax wich is what Man of Steel tried to do.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Agreed. MOS was very heavy handed especially in the 3rd act. My hopes is that Affleck can help level that end down and maybe he can learn the visual end from a director’s POV by working with Snyder on these two films so that when he directs the standalone Batman film he’ll have more experience in that area (sort of a give and take approach). Either way it’s exciting as it will either be great or it’s going to fail but at least they are taking their time to do it the best that they can.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Agreed. MOS was very heavy handed especially in the 3rd act. My hopes is that Affleck can help level that end down and maybe he can learn the visual end from a director’s POV by working with Snyder on these two films so that when he directs the standalone Batman film he’ll have more experience in that area (sort of a give and take approach). Either way it’s exciting as it will either be great or it’s going to fail but at least they are taking their time to do it the best that they can.

      • the king of comedy

        I agree that Man of Steel wasn`t as bad as some people made it out to be but still it was poorly made and ultimately dissapointing (but so was The Dark Knight Rises). I think Snyder as a director suffers from the same problems Goyer suffers as a writter, they have good ideas, but sometimes the execution of those ideas lacks soul, the pacing is most of the time off, the dialogue and interaction beetwen characters doesn`t feel right, there are interesting places were the movie takes you (visually and plotwhise) sometimes it works beautifully and sometimes its just style over substance, a movie should build the story in order to reach a satisfying climax you can`t expect everything to be a climax wich is what Man of Steel tried to do.

  • http://www.youtube.com/somejackball somejackball

    *STOP WHINING!!!* it’s fine

  • World’s Finest Comments

    The “Dawn” part does sound like a generic sequel title. But the “Justice” part, that’s just one of the few words that can be used to describe both characters, so it works. Even if it does make it sound a little bit like a Justice League setup…

    At least it’s not “Batman vs Superman vs Wonder Woman: The Rise of The Flash: Green Arrow’s Revenge: Hawkgirl’s Awakening: Aquaman Strikes Back: the Return of Shazam: Martian Manhunter and the Last Crusade: Green Lantern 2- Electric Boogaloo”.

  • Dmula

    It’s a mouthful but whatever I’m just very excited to see these two in a film together

  • Old Soldier

    Is it wrong to wish for a plain old Man Of Steel sequel?
    No Batman, Wonder Woman, Capt. Boomerang, etc…

  • Luis Romero

    It shoul be call ” the new batman movie reboot and… oh ok… and superman”

  • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

    I’ll admit that it’s a better title than “It’s Batman and Superman in the Same Movie Give Us Your Goddamn Money”

    Actually, that could be the tagline.

    • World’s Finest Comments

      I would be impressed that a studio would be that straightforward for once.

    • Sweet Pea

      Brilliant. You should really be saving that gold dust for your review in 2016.

      • Murdoch

        Don’t be silly, Sweet Pea. Matt wrote his review for this movie months ago.

  • gar216

    I like everything but the “V”. I think that the title would with out it and its shorter.

    • Jon

      agreed. I’m not sure why the whole versus thing bugs me. I think they could have just use Man of Steel: Dawn of Justice. I guess they just really though they needed “Batman” in the title for marketing purposes. Whatev’s

  • http://Yakface.com/ Jayson Krebsbach

    I have a theory: the mathematical term “v” means “join”. So in this case it doesn’t really mean “versus”. Batman joins Superman = Dawn of Justice (League)

    • The Flobbit

      No, it is a typo on Warner Bros part.
      It should ACTUALLY read: Batman, V, Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which DC merges all it’s brands to see Batman, V (on a vendetta), and Superman band together to form their own vigilante justice system.

  • Batman V Necksnapper

    The very title “Dawn of Justice” tells us that Superman snapping Zod’s neck in MoS WASN’T justice. I guess a man who throws crooks off rooftops has to show Kent how the whole concept of being a hero works.

    • seanmanband

      You know there will be something early on where Batman does something morally questionable that Superman calls him out on. And Batman says something like “Was it morally right to break Zods neck?”

  • jay

    so is this no longer considered man of steel 2?

  • Tom

    First word in sequel to Superman movie’s title is “Batman”. Well done!

    • Dark Knight of Steel

      Why can’t you just accept that it’s a Superman and Batman film, not a Superman with Batman on the side film. How about we just get this and JLA outta the way and then have a proper MOS 2 with Mongul or Brainiac or someone and accept this as a film with equal amount of importance from both characters.

    • the king of comedy

      Yeah I guess it`s no longer a superman sequel but the follow up movie with two main protagonists.

  • Mike

    The V is definitely odd.

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  • Steven

    Just call it Batman vs. Superman, thats what everyone will call it anyway.

    • Oliver Queen

      RIGHT!!!??!! Bloody hell

      Man of Steel
      Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
      Justice League

      Seems out of place, IMO

    • evinrude

      I’m calling it SUPERFRIENDS.

  • TheOscarRP

    Studio Exec 1: “You know what? The title “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” seems to be too long and just all over the place. Is there anything we could do to correct it?”
    Studio Exec 2: “I know! Let’s drop an s and a point! That’ll solve all our problems!”

  • alk

    Batman Five? I didn’t even realize there was a IV, let alone Batman 2, 3 and 4. *goes to Google*

  • the king of comedy

    Well since everyone was already calling it Batman Vs. Superman I think it`s a smart move not to change the title that much, the v is odd, I would have liked it much better if they ketp vs, and dawn of justice is a cool name, let`s hope “dawn” isn`t the word every title is going to use now. Finally I can`t believe no one has mentioned but the best news is that the script isn`t Goyer`s but written by CHriss Terions, that`s awesome news

  • poppincherry

    ZZZZZ. How much more justice do we need to see…

  • Hugh Jass

    Holly Hunter is the judge overseeing the Batman v Superman court case.

    • Ancalagon

      Haha, now I’m envisioning a DC Comics universe daytime court show. “Justice League Court”!

      • Hugh Jass

        I’d watch that.

  • NeilMcCauley

    The title is just right. It’s identifiable, and most importantly marketable. The “V” in the title is not odd at all. Everything is an acronym these days, why can’t the word ‘versus’ be one as well. But overall “V” actually looks more stylish visually than “Vs.” Definitely intentional. We all know what it means when we see it, but it’s just a more unique placement in the title.

    There is also a piece of the Superman/Batman logo burned off on the bottom right of the logo if anyone notices. Hmmmmm……Superman taking the suffering or Batman taking the suffering…..or both. The logo is an enigma : )

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      Except ‘v’ is used exclusively for legal proceedings. Everywhere else ‘versus’ is abbreviated as ‘vs’. So unless the already mentioned joke of Batman cross-examining Superman on the witness stand actually happens (or Bats and Supes fight for gay superhero marriage in the supreme court, or not that) then the ‘v’ makes no sense.

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      Except ‘v’ is used exclusively for legal proceedings. Everywhere else ‘versus’ is abbreviated as ‘vs’. So unless the already mentioned joke of Batman cross-examining Superman on the witness stand actually happens (or Bats and Supes fight for gay superhero marriage in the supreme court, or not that) then the ‘v’ makes no sense.

      • NeilMcCauley

        You could be right. Maybe the “V” is a legal proceedings metaphor where Batman does cross-examine Superman’s intentions on earth throughout the entire movie, as either Bruce Wayne or Batman.

      • NeilMcCauley

        You could be right. Maybe the “V” is a legal proceedings metaphor where Batman does cross-examine Superman’s intentions on earth throughout the entire movie, as either Bruce Wayne or Batman.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I’m sure that’s it. More likely though, is that someone at WB doesn’t fully understand the difference.

    • MJ

      Can we call you M then for moron?

      • NeilMcCauley

        Hey MJ. I’ve read some of your comments already on this article. And dude, looks like I can never be more moronic than you. Congrats, you take the cake. This “V” thing must be giving you purpose, other than a normal dating life : )

      • MJ

        Touche! You got me!

  • milo

    I’m sure they’re happy that there’s so much talk about why it’s just a V. Wouldn’t be surprised if they change it to VS or Versus by the time it’s released. Or by the time they move the release date.

  • evinrude

    I would have liked BATMAN/SUPERMAN:WORLD’S FINEST.

    • Lance

      …CHOCOLATES.

      “World’s Finest Heroes” could have been the tag line for the poster. NOT the title for the movie.

  • Person

    The V just kills it, I’m gonna expect V to show up now…. And I suppose there was never any justice on Earth until Batman and Superman decided to fight/team up.

  • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

    Can’t wait for the next crossover sequel Batman v Superman v Twilight: Breaking Dawn of Justice – Part 1

  • Theodore Trout

    Cap 3 is going to step all over this.

    • Johnson

      no

    • Johnson

      no

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      Based on the title or some other factors?

      • The Flobbit

        Based on the fact that Marvel has its shit together and DC does not.

      • MJ

        Agreed!

  • YodaRocks

    Batman v Superman??
    It should have been Batman ^ Superman.

  • @ScottieRock28

    “Batman & Superman: World’s Finest” would have worked fine. Oh well. I honestly thought that “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was too wordy, but the movie was fantastic, so who cares?

  • Micky Nozawa

    “Gal Gadot is listed as playing “Diana Prince/Wonder Woman”, which could suggest that she’s primarily playing Prince and we’ll only get a glimpse of her superhero alter ego.”

    And Henry Cavill is listed as playing “Clark Kent/Superman” and Ben Affleck as “Bruce Wayne/Batman” which could suggest we’ll only be getting a glimpse of their superhero alter egos, right?

    Nah, she’s listed in exactly the same way as the other leads, so it really doesn’t suggest anything really.

    Next unsubstantiated speculation, please…

    • Koroko

      “Nah, she’s listed in exactly the same way as the other leads, so it really doesn’t suggest anything really.”

      Except that the movie is called “Batman v Superman”

  • Chris Parker

    The title has legal proceedings written all over it. Here’s a scene from the script:

    Clark: Objection, your honor, prosecution is badgering the witness.
    Batman: WHERE IS IT!
    (Batman jumps into witness box, shakes witness)
    Batman: WHERE’S THE TRIGGGGEERRRRRRRRRRRRR
    Judge: Objection sustained.

    • The Flobbit

      Oathswearing:

      Judge: Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but, so help you God?
      Witness: I swear.
      Batman: SWEARR TO MMMEEEE!

      • MJ

        Witness: Why?
        Batman: Because I’m…BATMAN!

  • Micky Nozawa

    Outside of the US, the abbreviations v, v., or vs for versus are interchangeable.

    • MJ

      Last time I checked, Batman and Superman live in the U.S.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Last time I checked, the rest of the world provides a larger share of BO revenues. :)

      • MJ

        Name a single country in which the Box office revenue for Man of Steel exceeded that of the U.S.

        In fact, let’s go one better. Name a single country where the box office take on MOS was even half of the U.S. take?

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        I said “rest of the world”, i.e. as a collective. The initial comment by Micky was limited to “outside of the US”.

      • MJ

        Well, that comment by Micky is wrong too then, because in much of the Asian world, as we all know, uses script symbols and not the standard alphabet that would even have a “V”.

        Perhaps Micky isn’t aware of Asia? :-)

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        “Asian world”? LOL
        You’ll be calling it the ‘Orient’ next.

      • MJ

        Huh???

        Hey Einstein, I didn’t create that term??? In fact, here’s a link to the “Asian World” Newspaper:

        http://www.theasianworld.co.uk/

        So what the fuk is your point exactly???

        Seriously dude, it’s OK to abandon a thread when you’ve been proven wrong. We’ve all been in that situation before. Just sharpen your pencil and come back stronger the next time.

    • T_Toughnuts

      Micky, It is also this way in the US…for some reason people are confused and hating…

  • Cedhollywood

    Ehhhh. No. Call it for it really is…Man of Steel II: The Dark Knight Returns

  • Solgazer

    Director for Man of Steel Zack Snyder? Terrible. Director of Sucker Punch remember. Man of Steel as launch film? Terrible.
    Ben Affleck as Batman? Terrible. Nothing against the guy – I like his other work a lot. Title, Dawn of Justice? Jesus. Really terrible.
    Not exactly a promising track record so far is it?

  • DEADP00L

    Snorefest. Snorefest.Snorefest.

  • Cutie Pie

    Can’t wait for the next crossover sequel Batman v Superman v Twilight: Breaking Dawn http://bit.ly/1nfvxwa

  • MJ

    What the hell…this reads in normal speak like Batman 5 Superman…makes no sense.

    Would it really have hurt to do “Vs” instead of “V”

    Way too cute…which itself, has always been a problem with the DC universe sans Nolan and first Burton movie.

  • Thomas K.

    Why not scrap the BvS part of the title all together?!
    Do the Producers really have No Faith that People can distinguish the Superman and Batman logo’s on their own?

    I personally would’ve enjoyed it being just “Dawn of Justice”

    • MJ

      Or at least Dawn of Justice first, on top, in large bold letters, and then below in smaller letters: Batman vs. Superman

    • DEADP00L

      Or it could just be Man of Steel 2 since this was supposed to be an actual sequel.

      But it’s not really about Superman it’s Batman, since he’s the only interesting character – in the comics and in the movieverse. People can only take HULK-SMASH whoosh whoosh whoosh for so long before they walk out throwing their hands up in the air.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Does a sequel to MoS need to have an eponymous title? They’ve already established the character and are now populating the world with other characters, established or otherwise. That being said, this title only goes to show a lack of clarity on Warner’s part of what this film wants/needs to be.

      • DEADP00L

        I disagree I don’t think anything was established in that mess MOS. In fact, I can’t recall anything important that actually happened anymore; it was just so infantile. When did Batman make any appearance to make that established link? And if you mention the stupid 1 second half assed logo on that sat I’m telling you now nobody caught that until they read it somewhere online and looked for it. That doesn’t establish anything. In fact what was established? People are more intent upon pointing out how stupid it was than what little there was to establish.

        For god sakes the mans suit that was in a ship that dated back thousands of years was a suit that magically managed to have his family crest and fit him ever so perfectly! Oh god I’m remembering… what a horrible movie it was.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        What was established is Kal’s background and his continual coming to terms with who he is, his powers and therefore his responsibilities, which presumably will be further expounded in BvS. I wasn’t making a judgement call on MoS. It wasn’t a perfect movie. But it wasn’t a washout either.

        I won’t address the rest of your comment as it seems more like a rant than anything else. ;)

      • DEADP00L

        -_-* You know me so well.

        It’s still going to confuse people as Nolans batman was the established batman and Affleck Bat is not even tested. With Avengers each character had his own movie before it ever happened and yet here is the studio completely bypassing that and just jumping on the team up – its a bad judgment call. They are being impulsive and every choice they’ve made has been a mess.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        More than one way to skin a cat in terms of building a shared universe. Of course, some ways are more cohesive than others. :D

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      Or, ‘Batman v Superman: Justice’

    • vpuik

      Just call it Batman and forget the rest. Everyone will go see it.

  • MJ

    Also, if they have just stated filming, what’s up with the release date being two years away? What genre movies these days take that long from start of filming to release? I could see 18 months, but 2 years?

    • yrulaughing418

      part of it is that 2015 is overcrowded, with Avengers 2, Star Wars, etc.

      Warner Bros probably wants BvS to have a summer to itself rather than competing with an Avengers movie

      • DEADP00L

        Yes because this movie is WEAK and the entire project is run by a bunch of creative hacks who just can’t bare the good writing and competition, much less justify the loss in profit – since they obviously have no faith in it at all.

        Seriously if they had any confidence in this they’d have kept their actual slot. They had a slot and they gave it up – because it’s that bad.

      • MJ

        WELL SAID !!!!!

      • MJ

        That shows a complete lack of confidence in their product.

      • yrulaughing418

        I don’t think they could reasonably expect it to perform well against Avengers 2

        Man of Steel grossed $600 million but that’s still lower than most recent Marvel movies

      • MJ

        No, but if you have BATMAN and SUPERMAN, for Christ’s sake, you shouldn’t be so afraid of 2 movies (Avengers and Star Wars) that you avoid an entire fracking year. That DOES show a lack of confidence in your product.

        There will be 4 to 5 really big movies every year that make a lot of money — this shows me that they don’t think that they can come up with a Top 5 box office movie with Batman and Superman — again, showing a lack of confidence in their product.

        Fracking Gravity came out in the “typical dead month” of October last year and made nearly 3/4 of a billion dollars worldwide — they avoided the Christmas and Summer movies and made a shitload of money….

        Here is the real reason — they KNOW that their product isn’t going to be as good as A2 and SW are likely to be, and they want to avoid getting compared to those movies.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        It’s because they are supposedly filming BVS and JL back to back to save cost and release them a year apart. This is WB we are talking about, the same company who started this craze w LOTR and continued it w The Matrix sequels and Hobbit trilogy.

    • Sten

      They are filming BvS and Justice League back to back.

  • Mezmero

    Really I think fanboys are just unworthy of anything. DC fanboys need to stay away from these articles for awhile as more pictures and news arrives. You won’t ever get Nolan back and I hope this title stays the same and you have to scratch your eyes out. I don’t want to hear you bitching during this epic movie. “THE DAWN OF JUSTICE” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • DEADP00L

      How much are you getting paid?

      • Guest

        Not enough.

  • Cutie Pie

    what the powers that be have settled on. Hit the jump for more, including the film’s official logo and start-of-production announcement. When you take into http://bit.ly/1nfvxwa

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  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Credit for the title should go to Captain Obvious.

  • eternalozzie

    I think it’s a very simple and direct title … Supes and Bats throw a few punches and it leads into a Justice League movie.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Does nothing to dispel the already established notion that the producers are unclear of what this movie needs to be, i.e. either Bats vs Supes film or a JL film. So they decided to include both elements.

    As much as I want this film to succeed, I am officially concerned for this project.

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      I have more confidence now that Terrio’s been given screenwriting credit. A much improvement over Goyer IMO. Also the delay by a year with them filming back to back w JL makes me think it’s a pretty epic story they must have come up with.

  • MJ

    I just figured it out. The nemesis in this new movie that is going to bring Batman and Superman together is V — remember, the 2009-11 series (and 1980′s series) called V, with the aliens?

    Elizabeth Mitchell will be reprising her role as the Lizard Alien that has a human-looking covering.

    Hence I have decoded the title: It’s really: Batman V Superman — all three franchises brought together.

    That’s why they are not using “vs”. V are the visitor aliens.

    • DEADP00L

      they just can’t admit that they have no idea what the $#@! they are doing.

      • MJ

        Agreed.

      • Dark Knight of Steel

        Really? They have no idea what they’re doing because they used V instead of VS.

      • Dark Knight of Steel

        Really? They have no idea what they’re doing because they used V instead of VS.

  • Basil Nolan

    It’s a mouthful. This movie looks like it will suck more every time.

    • Faptain America

      You have to suck more until you get a mouthful.

  • The Flobbit

    Batman vs Superman: Dawn of the Rise of the Dark Man of the Knight of Steel Into Darkness Returns….PART TWO!

    Problem solved. You’re welcome.

  • Lee Harvey Cobblepot

    That is… an awful title. Sorry. I liked Man of Steel, and I’m interested in seeing its Batman-enhanced sequel. But, what this points to is DC basically just aping Marvel and rushing into Justice League, desperate to get some of that epic Avengers money.

  • OHlawdddddyyyyLAWWWWWWD

    The only way Batman can fight Supes is with kryptonite, and really even that shouldn’t matter. We’re talking about a demi god vs a mere mortal. I don’t care how bad ass batman is supposed to be, there is no fight to be had between him and superman. Batman doesn’t even belong in the justice league, sure he’s smart and a great detective but if the j league is fighting a foe that gives them the slightest bit of trouble than batman should not be fighting that foe. He should be at a computer, wishing everyone luck or telling people what the enemies weak spots are. It looks silly and ridiculous in the animated films when batman is fighting these villains that can knock around green lantern and wonder woman.

    • MJ

      Simple solution. Kryptonite embedded in Batman’s suit. gloves, shoes, etc.

      The great equalizer.

      • OHlawdddddyyyyLAWWWWWWD

        Still looks ridiculous. Unless superman is trying to butt fuck batman kryptonite shouldn’t be a problem. He can fly for fucks sake. Pick up a big rock, throw it at lunatic dressed in bat suit. Problem solved.

      • MJ

        Except that when he was in proximity to batman, the kryptonite would weaken those very powers of flying and throwing rocks.

        See?

  • Cog

    I thought maybe they would call it Super Bat Mess.

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  • ugur

    what does it mean “v.” is it versus or what ?

    • Oliver Queen

      Vibrates!!! It’s BATMAN VIBRATES SUPERMAN: SEX TOYS OF JUSTICE, Jokes yeah it’s Versus. Personally don’t understand why they wouldn’t just put VS. instead.

    • Flash

      It means… “Vendetta”

  • Faptain America

    Detroit is Gotham where Batman will fight Superman. South Pacific is Themyscira most likely. Illinois is the Kent farm. Africa is…where Lex Luthor finds kryptonite?

    • Flash

      Africa is where victor aka cyborg came from.

      • Faptain America

        What? Isn’t he an American?

      • Flash

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      • Flash

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  • Tim

    I hope this movie really fails to meet expectations. We all know it is going to make some money, but Snyder needs a reality check. Affleck is just awful in anything he
    acts in, simply awful. He is such a bad actor that the thought of him following Bale is hilarious. In a terrible way.
    The title is awful. Ecks vs Severs anyone? The batsuit looks AWFUL compared to the real life type suit from Nolan’s trilogy.
    Nolan made everyone love Batman again. Snyder and Affleck are going to kill it again.
    And before someone says it, Affleck is not a good actor in anything. Yes, this is Batman. Affleck is the most self conscious, non emoting, wooden actor that I have ever seen. Please do not defend him.

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