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Man of Steel Sequel Titled 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

There's also a new logo!

Today, principal photography for the next DC movie begins in Detroit. There's been plenty of discussions over what the movie will be called, but now we have an official title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. A new logo has been posted, too.

Dawn of Justice, eh? Seems pretty clear they're trying to build the hype for the Justice League movie. What do you think of the title? Does the title even matter to you? Speak your mind below. And in case you somehow missed it, here's the first good look at the Batmobile and Ben Affleck as Batman.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016.

Source: Variety

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Posted by EscGamer

Sounds cool but Batman v Superman: World's Finest what have been better IMHO. I always felt like this started as a Man of Steel 2 and just change into a new movie all together. Like in the comics. you have Superman, World's Finest, Batman, Justice League, etc. Hope that's what they are going for because the most any character should get in another character movie is a cameo where he isn't too out shined or over shadowed.

Posted by SHAZAM117

@pokeysteve: We both better sign up for rehab now, cause we got a LONG way to go until 2016 lol!

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@allstarsuperman said:

@fil123 said:

Cue superman fanboys complaining batman has the top billing in the name.

Its Superman's damn movie.

Yeah, this annoys me as well. If you want Batman's name first, don't call it a Superman sequel....

Wish it was just called "Man of Tomorrow"

Posted by Master_Thief

@allstarsuperman said:

@fil123 said:

Cue superman fanboys complaining batman has the top billing in the name.

Its Superman's damn movie.

Yeah, this annoys me as well. If you want Batman's name first, don't call it a Superman sequel....

This title is basically saying Batman won

Edited by patrat18

Posted by spider11211

Update, Superman will now be played by Dean Kane.

Just messin

To be fair most people would not recognize Worlds Finest.

Posted by Zackisme

Unlike some of the very slow people here, I'm not going to get hung up on a movie title. I got more important things to worry about. The movie will be awesome.

Posted by nickzambuto

Seriously they had WORLD'S FINEST and they went with Batman v Superman...ugh. Who takes these decisions?

As much as us nerds would have loved to see it titled "World's Finest", that wouldn't have been a good decision. Nobody knows what "World's Finest" means, the title of "Batman vs Superman" alone is going to bring in a ton of viewers.

Edited by Wolverine08
Posted by Squalleon

@squalleon said:

Seriously they had WORLD'S FINEST and they went with Batman v Superman...ugh. Who takes these decisions?

As much as us nerds would have loved to see it titled "World's Finest", that wouldn't have been a good decision. Nobody knows what "World's Finest" means, the title of "Batman vs Superman" alone is going to bring in a ton of viewers.

They could do Batman/Superman: World's Finest, thats the point Dawn of Justice is so generic and it doesn't get excused because it is a JL prequel.

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Posted by fil123

@buttersdaman000 said:

@allstarsuperman said:

@fil123 said:

Cue superman fanboys complaining batman has the top billing in the name.

Its Superman's damn movie.

Yeah, this annoys me as well. If you want Batman's name first, don't call it a Superman sequel....

Wish it was just called "Man of Tomorrow"

MEN of tomorrow

Posted by tximinoman

it should be called World's Finest.

Edited by batsymyplaything

I really wished that didn't go for the Batman vs. Superman thing, even with just "v" between the names. Even before announcing the official title, non-comic book readers were saying that it's batman versus superman, now that's stupid. It's going to continue having that perception from the regular movie Batman fans.

Edited by Wolverine08

Posted by GraniteSoldier

Just call it Dawn of Justice with that emblem. Really, it gets the message across. Everyone knows the Bat-emblem and the Superman S.

That aside, I can't wait to see more about this film looks great. Good time to be a comic book fan with the movies Marvel and DC have both put out recently (and T.V. too).

Posted by Reactor

Ugh... the more I think about the title, the more irritated I get. Anyone got a spare chill pill?

Posted by Darkseid_Prime
Edited by HumanRocket

Dawn of Justice is a grea subtitle. Yes, it's a precursor to the JL film, but I'm loving the that title none the less. Not so much for the Bats v Sups one.

Posted by marvel_boy2241

They thing taking the "s" from "vs" makes it sound less lame, but it doesn't.

Posted by patrat18

Does it help that this is under the Batman forum? LOL

Posted by TheCannon

First off, why is it just v instead of vs? Is v supposed to stand for something else and not versus?

Secondly, Dawn of Justice is just stupid. I understand it's setting up Justice League, but it just sounds wrong. I haven't seen Man of Steel, but didn't justice start in that film when Superman started doing heroic stuff?

Exactly what would have been wrong with "Batman/Superman: World's Finest"? It'd make everyone happy since World's Finest would be there and the names Batman & Superman would be listed, so people who never heard the term World's Finest would recognize it.

Edited by ccraft
@marvel_boy2241 said:

They thing taking the "s" from "vs" makes it sound less lame, but it doesn't.

I see this comment a lot, but "v" is abbreviated for vs and versus... You don't read it as Batman v Superman, it's Batman versus Superman.

@thecannon: ^

Edited by UltimateSMfan

@patrat18 said:

Does it help that this is under the Batman forum? LOL

Your Kidding me!!!!

Posted by blueninjapanther

So World's Finest or World's Finest: dawn of justice was too complicated huh....They're really stressing this fight even though for 70 years prior Superman and batman were known as the world's finest. Damn this post Injustice era when Supes vs Bats is such a hot topic (personally i'm getting sick of it). I do like the logo though,actually no, the 'S' looks really dark. Don't dare batmanize Superman!!! Oh God...

I agree. They should have stick to the World's Finest. I really hate the fat Batman Logo. The "S" is dark it like they are showing Batman taking over and beating Superman. I'm a Batman fan but this is just too much. I don't like the bat suit he's wearing and I didn't know there was a bat symbol till someone pointed it out. It blends it as if it was just outlined.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

I heard Batman kills Superman in the first 5 min of the movie! ;) come at me Supe fans.

Posted by Netshyster

Seriously they had WORLD'S FINEST and they went with Batman v Superman...ugh. Who takes these decisions?

A fight between Superman and Batman has the potential to shift more tickets so......you know how it goes.

Posted by Squalleon

@squalleon said:

Seriously they had WORLD'S FINEST and they went with Batman v Superman...ugh. Who takes these decisions?

A fight between Superman and Batman has the potential to shift more tickets so......you know how it goes.

If someone wasn't going to go see Batman and Superman together in the same movie, he wasn't going to see it anyway...

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Posted by PapiNacho

Batman's name goes first because it's in alphabetical order. People complained about the same thing with Batman/Superman and not only is it edited in the Superman office but the title might as well be Superman's pal: Bruce Wayne for the content it produces.

Edited by kennybaese

@lone_wolf_and_cub said:

Obviously Batman had prep before the movie was finished and found a way to get his name top-billing over Supes in his own sequel.

This made me laugh out loud.

Edited by Z3RO180

Words can not describe how much I hate this title.

Posted by phantom1527

Most people don't know what World's Finest Means! They had to include Batman V Superman to get people to see it, and then they added dawn of justice to let people know a justice league movie is coming. I wouldn't be surprised though if there is another Batman/Superman team up movie after justice league that's called World's Finest

Posted by youknowwhattodo

Notice how the Bat-symbol completely swallows the Superman-symbol, if that isn't symbolic I don't know what is.

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Posted by bloggerboy

@squalleon said:

Seriously they had WORLD'S FINEST and they went with Batman v Superman...ugh. Who takes these decisions?

As much as us nerds would have loved to see it titled "World's Finest", that wouldn't have been a good decision. Nobody knows what "World's Finest" means, the title of "Batman vs Superman" alone is going to bring in a ton of viewers.

Yes because The Dark Knigth/Rises and Man of Steel were commercial flops.

I guess a Justice League movie needs to be called: "Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg & Green Lantern Team-Up Movie AKA Just Like Marvel's The Avengers"

Edited by StMichalofWilson

World's Finest seems like a better title, but Dawn of Justice is good title too.

Posted by TazzMission

they shouldve just called it dawn of justice imo

man of steel

dawn of justice

justice leuage

Posted by Onemoreposter

HA. Bats gets first billing in a superman sequel.

Edited by TazzMission

Really had my heart set and hoping they would have used "Worlds Finest" somewhere in the title :-/....

I am loving the "Dawn of Justice" subtitle tho!

World's Finest: The Dawn of Justice would've been perfect imo

it dosent need worlds finest or even batman v superman. dawn of justice sounds great alone

Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND

Love the logo and the movie name

Edited by THEOCITYLEGEND

So many people wining.

*sigh*

I cannot believe the amount of people bi!tching about Batmans name being first! Why on Earth does it even matter?

Posted by DrellAssassin

Seriously they had WORLD'S FINEST and they went with Batman v Superman...ugh. Who takes these decisions?

The common public has no idea what "World's Finest" means.

Posted by judasnixon

You guys want to change the title? This is how you do it. First you buy some duct tape and a sharpy marker. Then you find a Batman v Superman; Dawn of Justice poster. You want to start out by scribbling over that silly little v. Then you cover Dawn of Justice with the duct tape. After you have done that, you write World's Finest on the duct tape.... Now you have the movie title you always wanted!

Ps. You don't have to use "World's Finest". You can use what every you like. I'm planning to use Batman v Superman; Two Heroes One Cup.........

Posted by RustyRoy

I wish the V was in caps. Anyways awesome name and no Dawn of Justice isn't cheesy, its a great name, I don't see anyone complaining about Dawn of the planet of the apes, Age of Ultron etc. And obviously they were going to put Batman's name in first, he's the more popular character now.

@buttersdaman000 said:

@allstarsuperman said:

@fil123 said:

Cue superman fanboys complaining batman has the top billing in the name.

Its Superman's damn movie.

Yeah, this annoys me as well. If you want Batman's name first, don't call it a Superman sequel....

Wish it was just called "Man of Tomorrow"

It stopped being a MoS sequel as soon as Batman was involved, I've been telling people from the start that its not MoS2 but more like a Batman and Superman team up movie like Avengers.

Edited by ccraft

Is anyone upset about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Obvious we know the Apes will win and will rule the planet, maybe in the 3rd or 4th film. This film basically will lead into the third film were they rule the planet.

There's no reason to get upset at WB for titling this movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to me it entails just how more epic Justice League will be, imo MOS2 looks epic and if that leads to an even more epic film, aka JL, then I'm all for it.

Not to mention the title is for marketing purposes.

Edited by darkbeam

Really WB.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

You guys want to change the title? This is how you do it. First you buy some duct tape and a sharpy marker. Then you find a Batman v Superman; Dawn of Justice poster. You want to start out by scribbling over that silly little v. Then you cover Dawn of Justice with the duct tape. After you have done that, you write World's Finest on the duct tape.... Now you have the movie title you always wanted!

Ps. You don't have to use "World's Finest". You can use what every you like. I'm planning to use Batman v Superman; Two Heroes One Cup.........

Technically WW is in this also. So shouldn't it be 4 balls 1 box?

Posted by Jayc1324

Ok

Posted by Squalleon

@squalleon said:

Seriously they had WORLD'S FINEST and they went with Batman v Superman...ugh. Who takes these decisions?

The common public has no idea what "World's Finest" means.

Batman/Superman: World's finest.

And they don't even need the Batman/Superman part, the logos alone are that iconic.

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Posted by Yurtigo

Superman doesn't even have top billing in his own sequel, please stop with the Batman bullshit.

Posted by M3th

THeir still calling tHis a Man of Steel sequel?

Poor Superfans.

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