Ever since the film was announced, we were close in so many ways, but Warner Bros gave us the official title and logo for Batman and Superman’s first big screen live action face-off*, coming to theaters May 6th, 2016 (now officially titled “The Day of Too Many Superhero Movies”, as if that were possible – Cap 3 is also premiering that day).
Zack Snyder and the folks at Warner Bros dropped the ‘s’ from ‘vs’, but the format is still the same. It’s the addition of the subtitle “Dawn of Justice” that has knocked everyone for a loop. It’s an obvious setup to the upcoming Justice League film, but does that make Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, a prequel of sorts to Justice League, or the first sequel in a Man of Steel trilogy that ends with Justice League, or a film that stands on its own with no storyline connections to the others? Or is it all of the above? I guess we’ll find out in the coming months (oh, you know where).
As for the logo, well, a rough version of it was first revealed to fans last year at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. This version is deeper, grittier, and has the meaty new title. Of course, they could have just kept the logo as it was and just put “Dawn of Justice” below it and we would have still got the point, but it’s nice to finally have some clarification.
What do you think? Is this what you expected? Is “Dawn of Justice” a little cheesy or does it fit the mood perfectly? If this doesn’t do it for you, what would you have preferred?
* Speaking of face-offs, wouldn’t you just lose your shit if Nicolas Cage finally got to play Superman up against an aged and stocky John Travolta as Batman — and then they SWITCHED FACES?!?! I’m just saying it now in the event Warner Bros scraps everything and goes this obvious direction. I want my cut!