‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ – Best Reactions To The New Title

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Comic book and movie fans have proven that no official announcement regarding Batman vs. Superman is too small to make headlines, and when word broke of the film’s official title, online debate raged. Several fans had pitched possible titles for months, but nobody saw Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice coming. Whether considered evocative, over-stuffed, or just plain bad, some online commenters got more creative with their responses than others.

Just as was the case with the first image of Ben Affleck in costume as Batman, those with an eye for wit, scorn or simple comedy fed off of the superhero franchise. The official title has yet to inspire as lasting or iconic an internet meme as ‘Sad Batman,’ but there’s no arguing that a title as lengthy as Dawn of Justice provides infinitely more material in the coming months.

Whether you’re of the opinion that the film’s title is a complete disaster, dooming the project to fail or ultimately a non-factor when the film hits theaters, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite reactions to the announcement, reminding us all that loving our heroes doesn’t always mean holding them above criticism.

We begin, of course, with the negative:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the attacks subsided (whether well-deserved or not), more onlookers decided to try their hand at bringing something new to the title, even putting forward better candidates, or looking on the bright side of a Batman/Superman showdown:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opinion doesn’t seem to be anywhere near as evenly split as Ben Affleck’s casting, or even the bigger and broader Batsuit, as a majority of the online sentiment seems skeptical at best (as has been the case with most news regarding the production). For our part, there’s no question that Warner Bros. has decided to position the Man of Steel sequel as a precursor to the already confirmed Justice League in a way that no casual moviegoer can miss. But in all honesty, it’s impossible to know how tied to the film’s themes the title will prove, as next to nothing is known about the actual story it will be telling.

Surprising comic book fans with the unexpected is a risky proposition for any director, and there’s no question that fans have put forward some catchy titles of their own. No matter what the title, there were going to be some who felt that Snyder and the studio missed an opportunity.

Of course, we’ll leave you with one important fact that’s worth remembering:

Those are the best reactions we found to the title, but we welcome you to share your own in the comments below. Is this a misstep that could end up costing the filmmakers? Or is any subtitle merely an afterthought when ‘Batman vs. Superman’ hits theaters?

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to release May 6, 2016.

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  1. I didn’t know so many people cared about what the title of a movie was. Case in point “Days of Future Past” is one of the worst titles I’ve ever heard yet I’ve heard nothing but great things bout the movie. Sounds to me that this article was put up just to bash a movie that’s two years away.

    Riddle me this someone? What is the point of coming to a site just to bash a movie in a genre that most of you comic book nerds have wait years for? God damn, like this whole marvel vs DC stuff is so ridiculous at times, it’s no problem to love the stories and characters but to have that come to the point where grown adults are bashing a movie because the IMAGINARY characters of such movie belong to a different comic company is crazy.

    • “Days of Future Past” is the name of an X-Men Comic series.It wasn’t picked out of the blue.
      I agree title has nothing to do with how movie is going to be, but wierd casting combined with return of a director who is yet to give a successful critically acclaimed film [since his debut] and his last outing was a mixed bag [56% on Rt and 55% on metacritic] makes people skeptical.
      All fans want this to succeed, these criticisms are due to dissapointment more than anything!

      • Yes but if you look at audience approval on RT it is 76% which I could argue is more close to what the average movie goer thought of the film.

  2. Since this title came out everyone has gotten dumber for some reason. It’s just a flippin title

  3. Nobody liked my “Yawn of Justice”?

  4. Angry Rich Guy v Mopey Murder God: Death of Fun!

    At least the acting should be good. Excited for Batfleck, but still hate the sophomoric “faux-maturity” that DC’s been pushing ever so heavily. Totally excited for Flash because it actually looks like it has a different tone.

    • That is pretty funny. The mock titles have been really hilarious, but I was thinking it’s running out of steam.

      “Faux maturity” is a good way of putting it. Nolan made it work wonders for a time but it’s a dangerous way to go with Superhero material.

      I think Flash looks pretty good too.

  5. Why are so many people in the media (and apparently Twitter) capitalizing the ‘v’ when they type the title? It is incredibly jarring and makes the title look even worse than it already may or may not be. The ‘v’ clearly is not capitalized in the image the studio released, and it isn’t capitalized in the press release, either. That’s because the ‘v’ is never capitalized when used in this fashion in the real world.

    If we’re going to be stuck looking at this title for the next 2 years, can we please type it correctly at least?

  6. how about “Goodwill Hunting 2″?

  7. After reading these…..I want to kill everyone….

  8. Batman v Superman: Not the title we deserve, but the one the studio needs.

    • Best. Comment. Period!

      • Thank you, kind sir.

  9. Dawn of Justice itself would have been fine. Oh well. I just laugh at the people who get worked up and complain about the title. It’s amazing we allow those pathetic and worthless people to live.

    • Yeah, you’re right. Pathetic and worthless! Kind of like people complaining about people complaining.

  10. Batman voids Superman: Dawn of more Batman movies

    • Hey, what ever happened the the MOS sequel?

      Oh yea, the first one was crap.

  11. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Outside of Florida.

  12. Let’s just call it as it is : JUSTICE LEAGUE PREQUEL

  13. Man of Steel: Where’da Justice at?

  14. The movie should have been titled mining for kryptonite. Obviously Batman is going to find Superman’s real weakness before they join forces.

  15. Man alive people just won’t let up about this film. Actually puts me of visiting this sight as people’s negativity wears on me after a bit. I for one am well looking forward to it, ok with a bit of nervous anticipation cause they got a lot to pull off. I liked Man of Steel a lot and have faith that Zac Snyder will indeed pull it off. Roll on Dawn of Justice and eek (squeals with delight) the DC Justice League movie woo hoo :)

  16. hey the joker is in ?

    • The video doesn’t even play, so what was the joke?

  17. JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE SCRIPT http://www.scribd.com/doc/226992669/The-Justice-League

  18. MAN OF TOMORROW.. JESUS CHRIST IF I TOLD EM ONCE I TOLD EM A GOOGOLPEXTILLION TIMES…MAN OF TOMORROW!!!!

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