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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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!
First off, in case you live under a rock, or you like Justin Bieber, you probably don’t know that Man of Steel is a moniker for Superman. So lets just go ahead and clear that up right away. Got it? Man Of Steel = Superman. OK? Check.
ANYWAYS… The first trailer is up for Man Of Steel, the new re-boot-imagining of the Superman franchise, directed by Zack Snyder, and produced by none other than the main man himself, Christopher Nolan, because… gritty. We saw a teaser trailer a couple weeks ago and I thought it looked freaking awesome. As much of a cliche it is these days, it really did seem like a “real” and “serious” telling of the Superman origin and story. The first trailer below gives us a bit more of a look into that world. And I don’t know why, but it brings down my expectations just slightly.
Maybe it is just because I am still pissed off that I wasted my time with that horrible Spiderman re-boot, but to me I kind of get the feeling (again) of “didn’t I just see this?” But other than that, the way they are presenting the film looks entirely different and I can get on board with that. The special effects look pretty bad ass, however if you listen to the show at all you know that I am not a huge proponent of mass quantities of CGI, so I really hope they don’t over do it (Suckerpunch I am looking at you), but they will. Guaranteed. Also, is it just me, or did the part where Superman is shirtless and walking through fire look like horribly bad CGI? I’m talking like The Darkest Hour bad… ouch.
Michael Shannon definitely looks the part of a pretty ruthless General Zod, but we don’t really get to see much of him here, so I’ll wait for the second trailer to pass judgement on him. And judgement I will pass!
I do like how you can see the physical representation of Superman’s powers, in the scene where he is getting ready to take off, and slamming into the bank vault causing a huge dent, rather than just see him using his powers to fly really fast or laser-beam-eye a Hot Pocket. However, I think there is definitely room for this movie to take a turn for the worse. If you look at Snyder’s track record, its pretty much a shot in the dark. Not that he has made the worst movies really, but still… for every Dawn of the Dead, you have a Suckerpunch. For every Watchmen you have Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Then there is 300, which a lot of people kind of thought was over the top, but I thought was pretty unique and bad ass for what it was. So, I am not saying that the new Superman movie is going to have cartoon owls, or giant Blue Man Group dudes walking around with their junk swingin’ in your face either. But hopefully we can get a real character driven Superman movie that uses CGI to enhance the story instead of tell it. By the way, anyone else notice that Clark wasn’t wearing any glasses? Hmm, must have gotten Lasik. Would they need a Kryptonite laser for that? Just curious…
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, and Michael Shannon and is scheduled to take off (get it?) June 14th 2013. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments! Especially the cheesy, “Me Clark, me walk through FIRE!” part.