Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Title Hated by the Twitterverse

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Title Hated by the Twitterverse
It’s official — both the title of the upcoming Batman V Superman movie and that the Twitterverse hates it, which is bad news for a film which has barely started being filmed. What has raised the ire of the Twitterverse, bloggers, and others, is not just that the “s” has been taken out of “vs,” but also that the Zack Snyder-directed flick is subtitled Dawn of Justice.

Besides Batman V Superman being a movie about a confrontation between Batman and Superman (perhaps to put it mildly), it’s no longer a secret — if it ever was — that the flick’s purpose is to introduce the other superheroes who who make up the Justice League. The movie will serve as an origin story for the “dawn,” or formation, of the league of superheroes.

That’s all well and good, and, if the movie depicts the other members of the Justice League in a fairly serious way, rather than in a “Super Friends” manner, then DC fans are in for a potentially awesome movie-going experience.

Still, why the “v”? It so obviously refers to the “justice” part of the subtitle, and law cases, that it’s become the subject of much ridicule. Comic book fans know about at least one version of what might occur in the movie, the version where Batman wins a fight between the two super heroes through the use of kryptonite.

Possibly Batman V Superman will depict this, but if Batman/Bruce Wayne has the attitude that the collateral damage Superman sometimes inflicts when battling super villains isn’t the best way to handle such situations, that would be hypocritical of him, as…well…even the Joker blamed Batman for people the Joker murdered. People died in the latest trilogy of Batman movies. Devastation was wrought, hospitals and city blocks were destroyed. If he tries to confront Superman with this type of argument, Batman would be denying that he, also, has been accused of causing collateral damage.

Maybe the Twitterverse and others are making too much of a big deal about the title. Maybe, just maybe…but, as Jim Croce once wrote a song about, “you don’t tug on Superman’s cape.” If Batman V Superman gets into how they both become — here’s the painful “f” word — “friends” — and how they became integral members of the justice League, alrighty then; all’s well with the world.

Maybe the title of it reminds you of the name of a Steven Seagal comeback movie, as one person, @DoctorFluxx, tweeted; or, possibly, your OCD makes you think of the “v” as the Roman numeral version of “5,” as it did with another person who tweeted about the title, Chris Stuckmann. Or, maybe the title reminds you of a law movie, as it did with @Hello_Tailor.

Production of Batman V Superman has begun in Detroit. The script is being written by Chris Terrio, of Argo fame. Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures has announced the names of some of the actors cast for various roles, like Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman in Man of Steel, and the controversial casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. That also had the Twitterverse and DC fans in an uproar, though hopefully, Affleck will do a good job in the role.

Also, as has been announced, Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher will be Cyborg, and cast members of Man of Steel such as Diane Lane, Amy Adams, and Laurence Fishburne will all be returning. Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred, will be played by Jeremy Irons, and Jesse Eisenberg will be the villain, Lex Luther.

Besides Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg, the original Justice League of America (JLA) included the superheroes Green Lantern, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, and the Flash. Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures haven’t yet revealed which of these super heroes will be in Batman V Superman. The movie will be filmed not only in Detroit, Michigan, but also in Illinois, the South Pacific (probably because Diana Prince/Wonder Woman hails from that region), and Africa. The movie is scheduled to be released in May 6, 2016, the same day when Captain America 3 is scheduled to hit theaters.

The Zack Snyder-directed movie, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t out of the gate yet, and yet it’s already been much maligned. Will it be a major box office success despite all of the criticism that’s been leveled against it? What are your thoughts, America? Do you love or hate the movie’s working title, or are you straddling the proverbial fence? Please leave your comments below!

Written by: Douglas Cobb

5 Responses to "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Title Hated by the Twitterverse"

  1. Shah   May 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

    How about just give superman his own second sequel instead of bringing in the batman to sell the movie. Like someone said no sense complaining about it since the cast etc is set.

    So far the Batsuit looks good let’s hope the storyline is good and maybe this go around superman can be more aware of the damage he is doing vs saving lives.

    I still would like to see superman have his own sequel before the JLA members have a cameo

  2. Rob   May 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    No point in complaining about it now. The cast is set and filming has commenced. There are valid concerns, but all we can do now is wait for the next reveal and wait for the end result. I think we should judge the movie based on actually watching the movie. If the end result be unsatisfying, then go ahead with the “I told you so!”

  3. Steve   May 24, 2014 at 10:31 am

    What I meant to say about the V is I think they should have keep it as (vs) because just V seems kinda cheesy.

  4. Steve   May 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I don’t think the title of the movie is the problem. To me (Batman v Superman dawn of Justice) sounds like the title to a comic book which is fine by me, but I think the s in vs because V seems cheesy. There are 3 real problems with the movie. First problem is Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, I really don’t see this working at all. Second problem, Ben Affleck’s voice as Batman. He does NOT have a batman voice, this is fixable by giving him some kind of voice box as Kevin Smith has said. I pray they do so because that problem could upset a lot of people if not fixed. Now for the third problem, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. She is too skinny for the part. Apparently she has been doing something about it, but I don’t see enough of a difference. I don’t feel that is too much of a big deal tho.

  5. zryson   May 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a much criticized film. But there is a lot for people to worry about – from the director, to some of the cast to the fact Warner Bros is just throwing characters into a movie in a bid to compete with the very successful Disney/Marvel. So yeah, not a lot for fans to be excited about at this point.


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