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COMIC-CON 2013: 'Man of Steel 2' May Be Titled 'Batman Vs. Superman'!

Screenwriter David S. Goyer revealed the possible title during the Superman 75th Anniversary panel on Saturday, with DC already registering domain names.
Man of Steel 2 may be called either Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman
Man of Steel 2 may be called either Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman
When Warner Bros. officially announced their plans for a Batman/Superman movie in Man of Steel 2, many were left wondering what the movie's title would be, given the two massively-popular superheroes that will be featured. As it turns out, Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer addressed the title question during the studio's Superman 75th Anniversary celebration panel, where he revealed two possible titles. Take a look at what he had to say.

"So over in Hall H at the Warner Bros. - I guess most people know now - at the end of the Warner Bros. panel, Zack (Snyder) came out and he brought Harry Lennix, who plays General Swanwick in Man of Steel and Harry read a bit from [The Dark Knight Returns]. So the next film we're making, we're already in pre-production, comes out in summer of 2015 and we're actually not sure whether the title is Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman but yes, that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and that's happening."


The guys over at ComicBook.com delved a little deeper, revealing that Warner Bros. has actually registered website domain names that fit both titles, BatmanVsSuperman.com and SupermanVsBatman.com. However, they only own BatmanVsSupermanMovie.com, and not SupermanVsBatmanMovie.com.

Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is returning as Superman, along with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, although Batman has not been cast yet. Zack Snyder is directing from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



Sources: ComicBook.com

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  1. CBF

    That's a dumbass title. I bet Snyder came up with it. It should be Superman | Batman.

    12 months agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  2. Jaredcb92

    MEN of Steel is better than Superman Vs. Batman...

    1 year agoby @jaredcb92Flag

  3. SuperCanayaZ

    Superman 2: World's Finest, the other sounds stupid.

    1 year agoby @supercanayazFlag

  4. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Don't like the title. Can't think of any other?

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  5. WalterWhite

    @bawnian-dexeus From a marketing point of view it makes sense.Say they title it Worlds Finest nobody in the general audience would know its a Superman/Batman movie.Name it Batman vs Superman or vise versa & they will know right off the bat(no pun intended).How is it advertising a different movie? They r going to duke it out at one point during the film.So yes it will be Batman vs Superman.If those ppl r going to the theater thinking it's just going to be them fighting 4 2 hrs I'm sorry but they're stupid as hell.Bad/false advertising was Iron Man 3 down to a t.

    1 year agoby @WalterWhiteFlag

  6. Superman81

    @bawnian-dexeus I feel this will be a stand alone to some degree but Batman will be introduced to help boost JLA.

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @WalterWhite Because Avengers wasn't previously called Iron Man vs. Thor vs. Captain America, that's why. Calling it Batman vs. Superman advertises the project as an entirely different movie.

    @superman81 On the contrary, people are excited, but they aren't wrong when they express that it should be a separate franchise and that Superman should at least get a second movie all on his own and maybe introduce another hero that hasn't had their day in the cinema yet like Flash or Martian Manhunter. Batman is a given

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. Kryptonite_Khriz

    Ok...a lot of people don't actually know this but how will Kara (Supergirl) fit into all of this? Man of Steel had a prequel, a comic book prequel. The ship Clark finds in the ice it's Supergirl's space ship (she was on a mission with a few other people, one of them was a prisoner who escaped and crashed the ship on Earth, blah blah blah) Are they just going to leave that to rot? I think it would be cool to do the "Superman/Batman Apocalypse" storyline. They would introduce an awesome villain for the JL movie (Darkseid) and in the comic book WW appears also. So with that storyline they set up the JL with the Trinity (and Supergirl on the side) and introduce the main villain of the JL movie! DARKSEID.

    1 year agoby @KryptoniteFlag

  9. SpeedyEric

    Better titles for Man of Steel 2:
    Superman/Batman
    Batman/Superman
    World's Finest
    The World's Finest

    1 year agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    ........ May Be Titled Batman Vs. Superman"...Oh that is so original!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. CelluloidDreams

    AMAZING!!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  12. Brizzy

    @superman81 But Cavill is perfect as Kal-El, so maybe Bomer as Batman would be perferrable.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  13. Brizzy

    @superman81 I didn't bash you dude, Bomer actually sounds great, I would love that. For some reason though I preferr him as Superman after the voice-over he did.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  14. TheDude1

    @Joshua-Hollaway I question whether Nolan's influence is small. While he likely won't write the story this time around on this next movie he is still an executive producer which holds a lot of weight.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  15. Ghostman

    @superman81 Matt Bomer looks too much like Henry Cavill. I never heard of the guy, but the two seriously look alike.

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Joshua Hollaway

    Jesus, people Bale isn't coming back, get over it! Nolans influence is small compared to TDK trilogy, you guys seem to have forgotten this is Snyders project. This is a new universe, they're starting from scratch. Man I'm getting tired of " Omg where is Bale? This is Nolans movie, he is at the helm." When he really isn't..

    1 year agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  17. Superman81

    @Brizzy wow harsh, all I did was suggest Bomer. But whoever they choose I am sure will go as good as Bale

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  18. The_Crow2k

    How creative ....

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  19. Brizzy

    To the guys already casting Batman below: shut your f*cking faces. You don't know better than these people involved, just like when everybody thought that Ledger would suck as Joker. And don't say "we weren't part of those guys!" because i remember, you f*cking were. 80% of the people on the internet hated ledger as Joker BEFORE the movie. If they cast Hammer, they have a f*cking reason too. (Though I got some other people in mind who could be better..)

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  20. Brizzy

    Storywise it's an INCREDIBLE route and im glad it's not campy and all "let's be friends and save the first" from scratch. The title however, im unsure of. It's ok but not awesome.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  21. moviemouse

    title needs work though

    1 year agoby @moviemouseFlag

  22. Zak Lee Ferguson

    No to the name more Man OF Steel, hope they dont divert as much astray from Cavill's grandeur expositioning and performance

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  23. moviemouse

    so glad they went this route because now that i think about it another stand alone superman movie would be pretty boring

    1 year agoby @moviemouseFlag

  24. Zak Lee Ferguson

    just because its a crosss over doesnt nessacerily centre on it being a shared feature, i tihnk Wayne will be a heavy part of the film, either as villian through the billioanire connection of company and co orporation with Lex, rebuilding the city, and all and it grows and Luthor imposses and tasks Wayne with the regenerative molding of the green stuff, oh im having a nerdgasmic time here

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  25. Zak Lee Ferguson

    or Man Of Steel : Krypton Arises

    why that name, its a Superman film but with just batman doesnt mean the titile has to be related

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  26. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Or Man Of Steel: Brothers Unite. Or
    Man Of Steel 2, but VS no its not profitable

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  27. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Or Man Of Steel: Knights Reborn ?

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  28. Tevooo

    It would be tragic if they cast Armie Hammer. Nolan won't do that anyway I think he going have a big part of the casting. I'd rather see Luke Evans over Armie Hammer

    1 year agoby @TevoooFlag

  29. Tevooo

    @superman81 I mean Maybe because I never seen him play a serious role I only seen him in Magic Mike and his show and he's not impressive. He might surprise me but who wouldn't wanna see Rick play Batman we all know he got it in him but its a few good choices they can choose from if Bomer ill still support it

    1 year agoby @TevoooFlag

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