It’s official! The title to the much anticipated, Zac Snyder directed, Man of Steel sequel is: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!!! Pretty awesome if you ask me! And way to make it front and center that this movie will be leading up to the Justice League movie(s)!!!
Check out the official logo below, what do you think!? Let us know in the comments!
[Update] – the more I think about it, the more I am not so sure about this title. A couple thoughts –
Not having “Man of Steel” in the title is odd since, after all, this is a sequel to the movie Man of Steel.
This has to be one of the few movies where the title of the sequel has no relation (in its name) to the original movies title. I can’t think of one…
Having “Superman” in the title is odd since, in Man of Steel, they went out of their way to never really say “Superman” that or call him by that name.
Having “Batman” listed first in the title of the movie, which is a sequel to Man of Steel… is rather odd. Shouldn’t they have at least called it “Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice?” And not the other way around?
Saying Batman v Superman in the title is a BIG commitment. I mean, that is a HUGE promise you are making to the audience by saying, “these two characters will fight.” I mean, of course they will, it’s in the damn title! They better! And if it’s just like a little fight in the beginning of the movie like say, Iron man and Thor had in the Avengers, that is going to be BIG disappointment to the audience. By saying” Batman v Superman” in the title, the audience is expecting a movie where that will a main story line. And if it’s not, you better believe that people will be pissed.
A much better title would have been “Man of Steel: Dawn of Justice” for several reasons. One, it obviously seems like more of a sequel since the damn name is the same as the original. Two, having the word “Justice” in there is a huge flag for the majority of your audience (comic book nerds) that this will introduce/setup the Justice League, so then it is expected that we will see Batman. And three, with the MASS MARKETING that will undoubtedly take place for this movie, do you really need to include Batman’s name in the title to let us know he is in the movie!? I am sure we will see 6 trailers, 7 movie clips, 8 TV spots, a couple Burger King commercials and a partridge in a pear tree leading up to this movies premiere. We will be well aware that Batman is in this movie, and probably sick of hearing about it by then.
Also, last and certainly least, Paul and I were discussing this and he brought up a good point (for once in his life). They have the name “Batman” in the title of this movie, however in this new universe, we haven’t yet met a “Batman” it seems as though they are forcing us to care about a character that they haven’t even introduced yet!
I think this title is just an indication of trying way too hard… they are trying so damn hard to mimic the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that they are already committing themselves to this new universe having only one movie under their belt, and are jumping in head first with this title saying “look at us! We can do this too!”
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Rocket speaks! Groot speaks! Everyone has something to say in the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, which landed on the internets today. Its hard not to start getting very excited for this one, eh? Between the comical first trailer and this action-heavy new one, Marvel is playing their cards very well in order to get people on board with a relatively unknown, ragtag group of heroes.
Will you be lining up when Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1?
Happy Friday everyone! To celebrate, lets ponder the fate of the human race! YAY!!!
The first full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar is out, check it out below! We had seen a teaser trailer a bit ago, and as usual with his movies details are kept very tight and very secret (even IMDB says the plot is unknown). We heard some things that it was going to involve surpassing mankinds limitations on space travel, and some others were saying maybe it was going to revolve around corn somehow. But we now know from the trailer that this movie will deal with the fact that humans are running out of food. We don’t need scientists, or engineers, we need food. And we have to think beyond surviving as a family, or as a country, we have to think of surviving as an entire species. And we must search for survival options for our species beyond our solar system by making use of (ahem) Interstellar travel. Check out the trailer –
This movie sounds amazing in every way. I love the concept and the “big picture” thinking that Christopher Nolan always brings to the table,. Plus the ideas behind this movie are very real, and very relevant. I would be excited for this to be any Christopher Nolan movie, but the fact that its also a space travel movie just excites the nerd in me even more. I am hoping that the movie doesn’t go too far off on that tangent however, we have seen movies built around great ideas and concepts that just took a massive turn for the worse (Prometheus I’m looking at you buddy – you can listen to our review of that piece of crap here). But if anyone can hold this type of movie together its Christopher Nolan. He has a fantastic ability to build movies around these huge concepts and keep it there, front and center, through the whole movie.
Let us know what you think about the trailer below in the comments! And check the podcast this week to hear Paul and I discuss this trailer on this weeks show where we will be reviewing Godzilla!
First picture showing Ben Affleck as BATMAN!!! AND IT’S AWESOME!!!
I. AM. BAD. ASS.
Here it is folks, the moment we have been waiting for!!! The first picture of Ben Affleck as Batman, for the upcoming Zack Snyder directed Batman Vs. Superman (unofficial title), the follow up to Snyder’s 2013 Superman film, Man of Steel. It looks like the kind of went with the Frank Miller – Dark Knight version of the suit, which I think was a great choice, and really their only choice. The original batman movies had a standard type suit, then the suits just got crazier and crazier with 1995 Batman Forever and the 1997 Batman and Robin. Then Christopher Nolan had his turn across three movies and gave the suit a background and a reason for existing, being of military origin. And I think most people liked that take on the suit, but you couldn’t do the bulky-armor-type-suit again, so your only option is to strip it down completely. Don’t get me wrong however, I freaking love it. It looks completely bad ass. The stubby ears, and giant Batman symbol look awesome. It looks textured as well, like they did with the Spiderman and Superman costumes to give them a better visual depth. Not sure if it’s just the picture but it does look a bit stiff, like he might have problems moving his head around. You think after all these years they would be able to make a material for Batman’s mask that allows him to look to the left… guess not. Aside from the suit, no complaints about how Ben Affleck actually looks in the suit. But then again, I think for Batman it’s more about how you act, move, and sound in the suit. While I know there was a reason for Christian Bale’s dark, gritty, and modified voice, I couldn’t help but find it distracting through a lot of the parts in those movies. So we shall wait to see actual footage of Affleck to see how he holds up.
Also, the new Batmobile looks pretty cool. It almost looks like a combination of the old Michael Keaton Batmobile and the new Tumbler in the Christopher Nolan trilogy. I was never a fan of the new Tumbler I just thought it wasn’t very practical and nimble feeling. But this new one looks like it’s got the best of both, so I am definitely happy to see that. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think. Is the suit better than Christian Bales Batsuit? Not as good as Adam Wests Batsuit? Let us know!