‘Man of Steel’ Sequel Gets Official Title: ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’

By May 21, 2014
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Warner Bros. has finally announced the title for their upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie. The film is officially called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

For a while there, it seemed like every movie title or subtitle had the word “rise” in the title: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Dark Knight Rises, 300: Rise of an Empire, and even The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released as The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in some markets. I’m not a big fan of trends like this, because while some people may not recognize it while it’s happening, a few years down the line, everyone can look back and roll their eyes at how the studios were trying to one-up each other with these titles. Was Rise of an Empire really a better subtitle than Battle of Artemesia? Probably not, but it fit with the whole “rise” trend. Ditto Rise of Electro. Is this the start of a new “dawn” trend, with this and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

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Also: where’s the “s” in the “vs.”? Throwing one “V” in there just looks unprofessional.

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