The long time untitled Batman vs. Superman film is untitled no longer. Today Warner Bros. revealed the title to the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel as "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." This official press release states:
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 Bruce Wayne/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.
In what is an obvious marketing ploy to garner interest in the (also recently announced) Justice League film, executives apparently found it necessary to add "Dawn of Justice" to the title of this film. As if audiences couldn't tell already that Warner Bros. was gearing up for the arrival of the Justice League with both Cyborg and Wonder Woman in the cast of this film. Either way, the title of this sequel is very literal and we can anticipate the group of heroes hinting at coming together at the end of the film similar to how Marvel had assembled The Avengers through their other franchises.
What do you think of the official title of the film? Would it have been better just being Batman vs. Superman? Be sure to subscribe for up to date information on all things comics!