Kevin Smith has always been vocal about what Warner Bros. is doing with their DC superhero films. Fans also seem to like what he has to say. During a recent episode of his Hollywood Bubble-On podcast, Smith shared his opinion on the official title of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and where he thinks the studio is going to take this film and the franchise. The guy is really good friends with Affleck, so I'm sure he has a lot of good insight into what we can expect to see. Here are his thoughts on the title of the movie:
“It’s a bit of a mouthful. And also, I don’t know why Batman V. Superman. Why not just throw the “s” in there? Or spell it or something like that. Or honestly, every comic book fan on the planet, who is a DC comic book fan, I think we all wanted to see Batman/Superman: World’s Finest.”
I'm personally ok with the title, but I can see why people wouldn't like it. He goes on talk about where he thinks the franchise is headed.
“But look, they’re obviously beginning something, and there’s a stretch of these flick[s], and so this is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, ‘This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.’ From what I understand now, it’s no longer like, ‘This is Superman 2.’ They’re not doing these things. They’re doing like, ‘Here’s Man of Steel. Here’s Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They’re just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies. But all of them…it’s supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented".
There's no confirmation on if this is what the studio is actually doing, but it would make sense to do it that way. It also is setting the franchise up as a much different beast than what Marvel is doing with their characters.
Via: Comic Book