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Is ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ the Name of Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

Don’t expect rainbows and sunshine when Batman and Superman meet for the first time on the big screen. By all accounts, it sounds like their upcoming movie will see a fair share of aggression between the two DC Comics heroes.

At Comic-Con International in San Diego, screenwriter David S. Goyer spoke about his work with Zack Snyder on the 2015 team-up, saying, “The next film we’re making, we’re already in pre-production, comes out in summer of 2015 and it’s — we’re actually not sure whether the title is Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman but, yes, it’s — that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and that’s happening.”

As it turns out, Warner Bros. owns the domain names and, as well as, which was created in 2002 and updated Nov. 8, 2012. The timing of the domain purchase coincides with director Wolfgang Petersen’s failed plans for Batman vs. Superman in the early 2000s, so it’s entirely possible the studio is thinking about other directions for their newly energized project.

Regardless, Goyer’s emphasis on “versus” and “rematch” falls in line with the aggressive Dark Knight Returns dialogue read by actor Harry Lennix to reveal the Man of Steel sequel news: “I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come, in your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the man who beat you.”

In other words, Superman and Batman aren’t likely to make it to the friend zone without trading a healthy amount of fisticuffs, first.

Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman movie hits theaters sometime in 2015.

(Source: ComicBookMovie)


  • Kabuce

    Great, they’re going to punk Superman before he even gets established. Way to kill a franchise. There needs to be some epic motivation and respect for both characters if this is going to work.

  • mel

    After watching Man of Steel it’s hard to imagine a man with gadgets taking on Superman.

  • darksparkimus

    I bet you anything that this film will jump ahead 1-5 years. Having Superman set up as an established hero with his mistakes now behind him. Batman will have been around a few years himself and will be self assured enough to tackle Superman with various methods already devised at neutralizing him. The big question everyone should be asking but isn’t is the most obvious. Who will the villain be?

  • Hugo Sleestak

    Looks like it’s Superman. Now, really, we know that’s not how it’s going to work out. But the fact that this is what they’re telling us out of the gate – with Batman itching to get his fist around Supey’s throat … big disincentive for me.

  • Johnny Five

    If that’s the title..Count me out. Seriously. They are always trying to make Superman look like a bitc#.

  • darksparkimus

    Even if they are pitted against each other i doubt Goyer and Snyder would be obtuse enough to not include an actual villain for them to face in the end. Although the climax of Man of Steel was a pretty huge let down… so who knows.

  • Kabuce

    The only villain I see working is Lex. He calls his buddy Bruce about “what the alien did to the city”, causing Bruce to give Wayne Enterprises support and Batman to start an investigation. I don’t think it should be an all out fight, but definitely a confrontation of some kind. Supes shows his power, Bats shows he’s not the average human, maybe retrofits some kryptonian tech. A Daily Planet expose prompts Bats to investigate Lex, and we have a revelation that he’s working with, idk, Intergang. The heroes team-up.

  • Rollo Tomassi

    Awww, c’mon Warner Bros.
    It ought to be World’s Finest.

  • Rollo Tomassi

    That’s pretty much how I envisioned it going down as well. Good call, Kabuce.

  • rocket

    It’s funny how people are starting to regard the amount of destruction that occurred in the film as an actual plot device per se. Just goes to show how extreme it was I guess, lol.

  • guest

    You know who should be directing these films? Alex Ross. Now THAT man truly understands comics from the inside out, unlike Snyder. Not a director you say? Well he can at least put together a truly epic story — as long as he can articulate what needs to happen to the cinematographer and conceptuals, throw in a little movie magic, and voila. Easily would be up there with the greatest superhero film.

  • Spitfire

    I wish Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti were more involved into the DC projects, they are a great team and have a great vision for the characters. Too bad WB cancelled Young Justice

  • Conner Garry Sennett

    I see everyone complaining. Well I’m excited.

  • lewis4510

    Man of Steel 2: With more Batman because the first one wasn’t dark, depressing and angsty enough.

  • Idle Primate

    you took the words outta my mouth

  • Javier Calix

    let me get this, if the film is gonna be called superman vs batman or viceversa, I dont see how is this a sequel of man of steel?

  • RNKR2005

    If this is gonna be a versus movie, I hope it’s a mind-control caused fight like in the comics where Superman fell under the influence of Poison Ivy. There’s no way that Batman can beat Superman without Kal El holding back himself…

  • Tod Brewster

    Really bad title.

  • The Rising

    Man of Steel failed to hit expectations in the USA. This is a hail Mary pass and if they do it right, it can work. I doubt it will be an actual adaptation of Miller’s Dark Knight (my all time favorite comic book work). More than likely it’ll be inspired by it and include a serious villainous threat they need to team up to fight.

  • regularman

    “Man of Steel failed to hit expectations in the USA. This is a hail Mary pass and if they do it right” That part of your post was perfect, and undeniable/impossible to disagree with.

  • jray0024

    Batman was losing to regular men and women in his last movie how the hell is he gonna take on superman? I think they just took a sequel i was looking forward to and screwed it up. Screw batman he cant hang with superman and they are gonna mess this up like they did in iron man 3 by making superman a liberal and a sissy. Give me a superhero not a panzy. Batman has no powers this vs. thing is stupid.