Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Twitter Reacts
So, yesterday Warner Bros. made it official: the next film in the Man of Steel franchise will be Batman vs. Superman -- and that film will be a prequel to Justice League. When the full title Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online, Twitter predictably exploded, and most of the reactions were pretty negative. The title is silly and cumbersome, some said, and evokes a civil suit more than a superhero smackdown. The upside to that, actually, vocalized by one of our regular commenters Jason Smith, is the possibility that they're evoking that on purpose. "I find the fact that they used 'v' instead of 'vs' interesting," Smith wrote on a previous article about the film. "It makes the film sound like its going to be more of a clash of ideologies than a physical one." Not everyone had such a thoughtful response, though...although some of them were pretty funny... Some people liked the title...
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -- May 2016 -- oh, yes. :) @ZackSnyder @wbpictures — Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) May 21, 2014There were a fair number of people who pointed out that it's feeling less and less like a Superman sequel...
"Dawn of Justice." How do we feel about the official title of Ben Affleck's Batman movie? https://t.co/xSzhosHxrC pic.twitter.com/zIhpZIQNUE — E! Online (@eonline) May 21, 2014
"Batman v. Superman: Dude, Where's My Sequel?" would've been more accurate. — AWOLSUBURB (@Notintheface1) May 21, 2014There was a strong undercurrent of those who joked that "v" instead of "vs." made it feel like a civil suit...
Batman v Superman : Neck Injury Class Action Suit — Joe Kelly (@JoeKellyMOA) May 21, 2014
Batman v. Superman will no doubt challenge Justice Scalia's strict constructionism more than any case since AvP (he sided w/ Predator). — The Gentlenerd (@VaGentlenerd) May 21, 2014
"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" subtitle refers to whatever could happen between now & 2016 to get Bill Finger's name in its credits. — Marc Tyler Nobleman (@MarcTNobleman) May 21, 2014
So...Batman V. Superman:Dawn Of Justice... it's gonna be a legal drama then,eh? Different. — Kevin Maguire (@maguirekevin) May 21, 2014
Artist's rendering of what 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' may look like: pic.twitter.com/0sgWTDzzoV — Alex Zalben (@azalben) May 21, 2014
I bet "BATMAN V SUPERMAN" is just the next case tackled by Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny 2. — Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) May 21, 2014
You just know BATMAN V SUPERMAN is going to be a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines. — Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 21, 2014And, of course, plenty of more generic jokes.
BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Coming in September, to Lifetime Networks. — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 21, 2014
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DARK RISE OF THE DAWN OF THE DARK JUSTICE LEAGUE RISES — D.J. Kirkbride (@DJKirkbride) May 21, 2014
"More like Batman V Superman: The Dawn Of Justin!" - 13 year-old Justin Kirkpatrick, who just wont shut up. — Evan Kaufman (@EvanKaufman) May 21, 20140comments