Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Start of 6 or 7 movie Justice League Story?
Last week, Warner Bros and Zack Snyder announced the title for the Man of Steel sequel. The title for the sequel is Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many comic book fans, myself included, hate this name. I personally don’t like it because it means that Batman and Superman will be adversaries throughout the film. That just doesn’t sound appealing to me. I would have much preferred just Dawn of Justice or World’s Finest. Seems Kevin Smith agrees. Here are his quotes from his Hollywood Babble On podcast (transcribed by Comicbook.com):
“It’s a bit of a mouthful. And also, I don’t know why Batman V. Superman. Why not just throw the “s” in there? Or spell it or something like that,” said Smith. “Or honestly, every comic book fan on the planet, who is a DC comic book fan, I think we all wanted to see Batman/Superman: World’s Finest.”“But look, they’re obviously beginning something, and there’s a stretch of these flick,” continued Smith. “And so this is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, ‘This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.’ From what I understand now, it’s no longer like, ‘This is Superman 2.’ They’re not doing these things. They’re doing like, ‘Here’s Man of Steel. Here’s Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They’re just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies.” “But all of them…it’s supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented,” added Smith.
I must agree with Kevin Smith here. The title is kind of long and people are going to cut it down anyway. The really interesting part is how this is just the beginning of Warner Bros. plans for the Justice League. I don’t understand how an old Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice plays out in a 6 or 7 part Justice League saga. And what kind of story takes 6 or 7 movies to fully tell? I can’t think of any Justice League stories that would take that long. Unless they tell “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, “Infinity Crisis”, and “Final Crisis” all on the big screen. Now, that would be interesting. Guess we will just have to wait and see how it all plays out. I am definitely curious now.