So ever since it was announced at Comic-Con that Batman will be appearing in the next Superman film, the internet has been alive with joy, disgust, a few people smashing their laptops in rage and, more importantly, speculation on how the characters will interact and what will the film be called.
According to MAN OF STEEL scriptwriter David S. Goyer at the Superman 75th Anniversary panel it’s between SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN or BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN. Now that’s some creative thinking right there.
Lousy title aside, it does give us some idea as to how the characters will be interacting in the film and it would seem it will be the two icons fighting! With possible mass destruction and countless civilian death toll along the way!
I must confess, the idea of this movie doesn’t thrill me, but then I really did not like Snyder’s take on Superman in MAN OF STEEL. The idea of these two characters coming together to fight and then meet a mutual understanding and common ground (spoilers?) isn’t exactly winning me over.
To be honest, the whole thing stinks of a lack of faith in Superman’s ability to pull in the same numbers in another solo film, especially in the same summer that will see AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and STAR WARS: EPISODE VII hit screens.
Neither title from Goyer shows signs of creative genius, especially when a better title, and one more in keeping with the Nolan-verse mould of classier sounding titles, would surely be THE WORLD’S FINEST?
Or maybe even SUPERMAN/BATMAN: HOW PEOPLE WITH NO UNDERSTANDING OF THESE CHARACTERS GOT THE BIGGEST MOVIE GIG IN THE WORLD?
But what do you think the title should be? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @STARBURST_MAG
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