Batman-Superman Titled ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

Ben Affleck Batman Superman

Warner Bros. has officially titled the Batman-Superman pic “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with principal photography starting today in Detroit.

Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck star in the film with Zack Snyder directing. Pic also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter.

Film is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing. Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns also serve as executive producers.

Plot details are unknown.

Production will take place in Detroit as well as areas around Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific. Film is set to bow May 6, 2016.

The title seems to hint to an origin tale for the untitled “Justice League” film that Snyder has already committed to direct, which the majority of the cast is expected to appear in.

Warner Bros. also released the official logo for the movie, pictured below.

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  1. Reblogged this on The Random Rant and commented:
    Or, how to make the Justice League movie, without calling it Justice League. If the Aquaman casting rumor turns out to be true, you’ve got five of the seven members of the league appearing in this film. Kudos to DC Entertainment for allowing the Nolanverse to rule the day.
    I’ve always said, “Treat these characters with respect, and they will treat you the same way.”

    Stay sane, my friends.

    The rest of you now know what you must do. <3

  2. If the rumor of the Aquaman casting is true, then for all intents and purposes, this IS the Justice League movie. Well done, DC Entertainment.

    Now, the big question: Are you hiring? ;)

  3. Now they just need to cast Batman…because Affleck had to be a joke right? Right? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  4. great, now that they have come up with the title they would have to actually start filming this damn movie.

  5. elctro says:

    worst logo ever even my brother,5,can make better lol

  6. RoboDouche says:

    I have no confidence that this movie will be any good and it has nothing to do with the cast.

    I mean really in MOS Superman loses his powers in a cryptoinian atmosphere! Really! That is crap why would he loose years of accumulated Solar energy from our red sun by breathing cryptonian air. Complete crap. If they wanted to weaken him why not introduce cyyptonite. And the stupid World Engine with tentacles! WTF. There were some really cool parts but they were far and few between. Never thought I’d see a Superman movie that went from depressing to depressing with added death and destruction. He barely even helped anyone. Any way had to get that off my chest. Really disappointed in MOS.

    And all I hear is Zac S defending the crappy movie. How about acknowledging it’s obvious flaws and fixing them in the sequel and not sticking Batman in it because it under-performed compared to expectations.

    Tomato-meter doesn’t lie Zac. MOS is rotten

    • Andrew Gray says:

      Tomatometer is just a bunch of critics, it doesn’t imply legitimacy as to how good and how bad a movie is. and to say “bunch of critics” it means they are people, who can tend to be bias..

  7. Normandy says:

    This is gonna be really bad…

  8. Carlos A. Mota says:

    I dont’t see what the big deal is for everyone when it comes to this film. Granted Affleck didn’t bode so well with the Daredevil film and he’s had his share of bad films (so has Johnny Depp) but that was over a decade ago. I wouldn’t count out this film just because Affleck is playing Batman….he may be a more suitable character for Affleck to play. I’m a big Batman fan who really enjoyed Nolan’s take in the Dark Knight series but I’m going to see this next film with an open mindset that this film is through the eyes of another director. From just this one picture I can see that it’s nothing like the “George Clooney version.” I like the logo and I’m excited to finally see Batman and Superman on the big screen together. Just give them a chance without already criticizing something that hasn’t even started shooting yet. Also for comic book fans, this probably wont be like the comics (shocker, I know) so try not to compare it them. It might give some people anxiety lol #DawnofJustice

  9. Michael Whitman says:

    Its is no contest, Superman has super strength compared to Batman, Bullets bounced off Superman Superman can fly around the earth and can reverse time. with all the powers of Superman VS Batman does not stand a chance in a fight..

    • Andrew Gray says:

      But superman here would not want to hurt anyone anymore, especially batman because of what happened between him and zod. that’s where batman gets the advantage

  10. JOHN T. FOX says:


  11. machavilli says:

    Jesus Christ this is going to be …..a train wreck…. This is George clooney in batman all over again….I can’t believe this is happening…mi love Batman….its a shame this people are so greedy that this has to happen……

    • Andrew Gray says:

      How do you know it’s a train wreck?? is it showing already? have you read the script? have you talked to the creators? have you witnessed the production? I know you haven’t , so never conclude

      • Stephen says:

        Because they started shooting before they had a finished script. Because Christopher Nolan cares more about explosions than characters. Because Zak Snyder cares more about six packs than characters. Because of the title, WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A COMIC THAT HAS EVER EXISTED. Because they’re disregarding piles and piles of amazing source material to make-up their own BS. Because David Goyer writes hacky superhero movies. Because even David Goyer couldn’t make this work for the producers and they brought on another writer. Because I’ve never heard a script’s development described in a political “pass-the-buck” manner as this: “Film is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.” Are those enough reasons? It will look amazing. It will have a fantastic trailer. And it will be a nonsensical, overblown VFX orgy that makes a killing on the opening weekend and then falls off fast, AND WILL NEVER ECLIPSE THE BOX-OFFICE OR CRITICAL ACCLAIM OF THE AVENGERS.

  12. Chelsea says:

    !!!!! LOVE IT !!!!!.

    • RoboDouche says:

      Well said!!!!

    • hal9zillion says:

      @Stephen – To be fair Nolan had almost nothing to do with Man of Steel. He hired Snyder and then that was more or less that.

      Its too early to say “train wreck” but i dont have much confidence in this project either given the Goyer/Snyder pedigree.

  13. VickGB says:

    It is supposed to be the sequel to Man of Steel… Superman’s name should come first!!!

  14. “WORLD’S FINEST: Dawn of Justice” would have been a MUCH better title. At least they put Batman’s name first — they got exactly *that* much right…

    • Thom Wayne says:

      Having batmans name first is for the simple reason of alphabetical order which generally rolls better.

  15. DG says:

    Wow, if that isn’t a concept & title by committee, I don’t know what is.

    Michigan must still have that unfathomable tax credit situation, eh?

  16. JoeR says:

    Oh dear.

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