Jesus H. Christ, DC! With all of this insanely awesome news you’re gonna give me a joy induced heart attack before I even get to see these movies.
According to David S. Goyer, the scribe of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and DC’s upcoming Batman & Supes team-up flick, the official title for the latter film is actually: Batman VS Superman. That’s right.
Not Batman and Superman: The Amazing Friendship.
Nor Batsy and Supes: Too Cool for Justice League.
It’s BATMAN VS SUPERMAN! Or SUPERMAN VS BATMAN… Warner Bros. hasn’t really decided.
BUT… before we go any further, I must say, this is the perfect precursor to an eventual Justice League movie. Batman, wary of a massively overpowered Kryptonian superhero, confronts the Big Blue Boyscout in open battle. After the Caped Crusader knocks Clark around with his well placed traps, Supes eventually gains the upperhand, saying something to the effect of “I’m not your enemy here!”. They unite against a common enemy, but barely win. In a sudden moment of clarity the pair turn to each other, exchange mutual bro nods (down for respect), and simultaneously say “We’re going to need more heroes…”
BOOM! Justice League!
But back to this Batman vs Superman news. Here’s the full scoop on the subject thanks to our friends at CB:
During the Superman 75th Anniversary panel, Man Of Steel writer David S. Goyer said, “So over in Hall H at the Warner Bros.–I guess most people know now–at the end of the Warner Bros. panel, Zack came out and he brought Henry Lennix, who plays General Swanwick in Man of Steel and we–actually, Henry read a bit from [The Dark Knight Returns] and so the next film we’re making, we’re already in pre-production, comes out in summer of 2015 and it’s–we’re actually not sure whether the title is Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman but yes, it’s–that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and that’s happening.”
David S. Goyer only gave two examples of what the title could be, so we did a little research, figuring that Warner Bros. would likely have registered the domain name that they would want to use for the title. It turns out that Warner Bros. owns both SupermanVsBatman.com and BatmanVsSuperman.com, which could be used to protect comic book titles as well as movie titles. However, when we added movie to the end, we found out that Warner Bros. had only registered BatmanVsSupermanMovie.com but not SupermanVsBatmanMovie.com.