If you didn’t attend the San Diego Comic-Con this past Saturday or were one of the many people who couldn’t get into the coveted Hall H that day, then you might have heard that Zack Snyder dropped by to announce that the Man Of Steel sequel would hit theaters Summer 2015. But that was merely the tip of the iceberg. He also announced that Batman would be appearing as well (read our coverage here). As you can imagine, fans in attendance, especially DC Comics fans, were joyous to say the least. You can check out their reaction here.
The plot for the untitled film remains under wraps, but as to what fans could be calling it, well there are many titles to choose from. Now screenwriter David Goyer has come out to say that he has narrowed down the title of the film to two choices: Batman Vs. Superman or Superman Vs. Batman. Hit the jump for more.
Here’s what Goyer told Comicbook.com:
So over in Hall H at the Warner Bros., I guess most people know now, at the end of the Warner Bros. panel Zack came out and he brought Harry Lennix, who plays General Swanwick in Man of Steel and we â€“- actually, Harry read a bit from [The Dark Knight Returns] and so the next film weâ€™re making, weâ€™re already in pre-production, comes out in summer of 2015. Weâ€™re actually not sure whether the title is Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman but yes, itâ€™s â€“- that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and thatâ€™s happening.
So what could the title be? Well the hints lie in the domain names, and Warner Bros. owns a couple of them. The studio owns the rights to SupermanVsBatman.com and BatmanVsSuperman.com as well as BatmanVsSupermanMovie.com. However they do not own the rights to SupermanvsBatmanMovie.com. That could indicate that it could be Batman Vs Superman, but it’s too early to tell now.
Synder will return to direct the Man of Steel sequel, which will be one of the titles that writer Goyer mentioned, and is aimed for a summer 2015 release. Henry Cavill will return to reprise his role as Superman, and we’ll be here to update you on who will don the cape and cowl for Batman.