‘Batman V Superman’ Subtitle is ‘Dawn of Justice’

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Ever since it was announced that the sequel to director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel would pit Superman against a grizzled, veteran Batman, the untitled film has simply been referred to as Batman vs. Superman. As production has ramped up, much speculation has flown about the eventual, official title of the movie.

Speculate no longer, Screen Rant readers: The production has announced that the sequel will officially be titled Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While Variety has confirmed the Superman sequel’s title, a press release on the film’s Facebook revealed its official logo, seen above.

Screen Rant’s initial reaction to the title’s reveal has been one of mild consternation. For one, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is quite the clunky moniker, attempting to stuff too much information and evocation into a single label. Despite its blunt obviousness, Batman vs. Superman had a certain elegance to it. It promised something easily imagined to the comic book layman. Those not familiar with the overall arc of these characters could easily be confused by this new title.

Additionally, the subtitle confirms that the new film will arrive wearing its franchise ambitions prominently upon its sleeve. While this is no surprise given the seemingly endless parade of DC Comics characters being cast in the movie, it does raise the question of how much Superman will actually be in what was once ostensibly a continuation of Man of Steel.

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After all, if Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne’s first cinematic throwdown is just a lead-in to an eventual Justice League film (as the subtitle implies), will it be able to maintain its focus on the title characters? Observers of the production are already worried that it’s becoming overstuffed. Can Snyder maintain the proper balance necessary to deliver both a riveting standalone film and set the table for the Justice League’s formation?

All this said, one must admit that there is something slightly exhilarating about seeing the threads of a true, big-screen Justice League movie coming together. While the title Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice may not appeal to us, we at Screen Rant are genuinely excited to see what the director of one of the most underrated recent superhero films can do with a wider universe to play in. Here’s to hoping that the end product is more streamlined than its title.


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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will soar into theaters on May 6th, 2016.

Source: Variety, Facebook

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  1. Who cares!!! Not going to see it anyway if Ben and (rumoured) Justin Bieber are playing in it. They are just ruining the whole damn movie. I think persons in charge of hiring have not grown up with the books or cartoons to be fine with all this.
    Let me explain why
    1 Dare devil.

    • “(rumoured) Justin Bieber”
      Dude, what!?
      That was FunnyOrDie, it was a sketch thing they did XD.

      • Seriously, what’s wrong with World’s Finest? It sounds amazing… even though the cartoon did it first…

    • Justin Bieber? Nope.
      Ben is great for the role. The problem with Daredevil had nothing to do with him. The actors in a film are a relatively small part of the equation compared to director and writers.

    • Good. Don’t see it! You`re not welcome.

  2. Tell any1 who’ll listen to go see dawn of justice

  3. Tell any1 who’ll listen to go see dawn of justice

  4. “Batman v. Superman – Dawn of Justice”
    The subtitle implies there will be other B v. S movies. When you subtitle like that, it means “one of a series of them,” and I really doubt they’re going to do more Batman v. Superman films. That’s probably my biggest issue. I don’t think whoever decided on the name realizes that’s the naming mechanism.

    • Thank you. Yet another valid reason why this title sucks.

  5. … after Man of Steel finished and they started talking about what would be in the next movie, they started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman… You’re in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf… You know, who to fight next?… But there not gonna say at all that when they took the job to do Man of Steel that they did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture.

    • Did… did you just copy and paste a Snyder quote and change all the pronouns to make it sound like these are your words?

      You could have just reworded it… if you’re going to quote him, credit him… damn…

  6. This will be the beginning of DC’s downfall