The title of the Warner Bros. sequel to Man of Steel has been released and Batman has top billing.
The official title for the film previously known as Man of Steel 2 and Batman vs. Superman is Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The movie, directed by Zach Snyder, stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Dawn of Justice conveniently sets up the Justice League movie that Synder and Warner Bros. are developing for 2017-2018.
Other cast members include Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Amy Adams reprising her role as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Batman's butler Alfred and Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
So far plot details are unknown. Filming will take place in Detroit as well as the South Pacific and Africa.
The film is slated to be released on May 6, 2016.
So why Batman's name first? That's for fans to speculate on or debate.
Batman V Superman : Dawn Of Justice. poor old Superman can't even get top billing in his own sequel.— JAKe (@JAKeDetonator) May 21, 2014
Seriously? RT @Lucas_Shaw: Batman v. Superman gets a title: Dawn of Justice. Subtle Warner Bros. Subtle.— Michael (@_NerdyGeek_) May 21, 2014
Some pointed out that typically when there is a versus in regards to a battle it's "vs" and "V" is more often used in lawsuits.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - First half sounds like a legal filing, second half sounds like… what we already thought this movie was.— Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) May 21, 2014
"Dawn of Justice" is essentially a commentary on how embarrassing it is to say "Who Would Win"— Sam (@danceremix) May 21, 2014
Dawn Of Justice sounds like Steven Seagal's comeback movie.— Bradley J. Timm (@DoctorFluxx) May 21, 2014
What do you think of the official title?