The Batman-Superman crossover film will officially be titled “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice." Production on the Zack Snyder-directed movie begins today, May 21, in Detroit.
The "Man of Steel" Twitter account confirmed the news and tweeted a logo for the movie that acts as a hybrid of the Batman and Superman emblems.
— Man of Steel (@ManofSteelMovie) May 21, 2014
Twitter erupted with reactions to the title, with many speculating that the title indicates a prelude to the "Justice League" movie that Warner Bros. is expecting to release in 2018.
If DAWN OF JUSTICE tees up a Justice League movie, then basically this one ends with Aquaman appearing to say, "Hey, guys—let's not fight."
— Adam Sternbergh (@sternbergh) May 21, 2014
I don't know, you can crap of DAWN OF JUSTICE, but it ain't much different than THE FIRST AVENGER. Both setting up future movies
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) May 21, 2014
Are people going to throw tomatoes if I say I like DAWN OF JUSTICE? I mean, it's setting up JUSTICE LEAGUE. I give it benefit of the doubt.
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) May 21, 2014
DAWN OF JUSTICE is just them admitting that Superman killing all those people in the last film was unethical, right?
— Amy Nicholson (@TheAmyNicholson) May 21, 2014
Batman V Superman V Buffy: Dawn Summers Of Things, You Know, All Justice-y
— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) May 21, 2014
I hope the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice production hires Dawn Justice Photography. http://t.co/8taLHNdtlE
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 21, 2014
An actual movie coming out: BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Not a fan film.
— John Gholson (@gholson) May 21, 2014
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Four ideas overstuffed into one title, so it's probably very fitting for the movie.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) May 21, 2014
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' couldn't sound less like a legal case if it tried.
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) May 21, 2014
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Mike Hogan (@mike_hogan) May 21, 2014
Dawn of Justice pic.twitter.com/7nAQjxce07
— Gilbert Cruz (@gilbertcruz) May 21, 2014
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy bicker as miserable marrieds in JESSE V CELINE: BEFORE DAWN OF JUSTICE.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) May 21, 2014
The news comes on the heels of the movie's first photo -- which features a dour-looking Ben Affleck donning the Batsuit -- prompting the Sad Batman meme to explode across the Internet.
“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" arrives in theaters May 6, 2015.