The Warner Bros. sequel to "Man of Steel" finally has an official title, but fans of the superhero franchise are far from happy. A good number of them feel that the title sounds more or less like the title of a courtroom drama series.
Ever since the official title of the movie was declared as "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice," fans have been poking fun at it on social networking sites.
Here are a few gems from fans.
BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Coming in September, to Lifetime Networks.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 21, 2014
The official title is "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Runner up was "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Superman's Long Hospital Stay." — The Batman (@TheBatman) May 21, 2014
Oh my god. What if "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is A LAW MOVIE? And "Batman v. Superman" is the lawsuit?
— Hello, Tailor (@Hello_Tailor) May 21, 2014
Another fan wrote on Twitter that the title is reminiscent of a courtroom drama, and he now believes the movie will feature dialogues along the lines of "SWEAR TO ME to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
Dissecting the title, Cinema Blend reported that the word "Dawn" could have been avoided as it has been used in a number of movie titles starting from the "Twilight" series to the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
"Why not call it Batman v. Superman: Breaking Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Begins Into Darkness?" Sean O'Connell of Cinema Blend wrote.
While the title does not hint at what the plot would entail, fans have been speculating that Ben Affleck's Batman will face off Henry Cavill's Superman.
However, a section of fans aren't too glad about the prospect of Batman's name featuring ahead of Superman's in the title, and a petition has been started online to avoid portraying the caped crusader as the hero of the movie.
The petition started by Nicholas Dogan on Change.org is titled "Do not make Batman the star/hero/winner in a vs. Superman movie" and Dogan wants director Zack Snyder to show Batman more as a supporting character as the latest instalment is widely believed to be a sequel to "Man of Steel."
"If the movie is Batman coming out on top, the main hero, or turning Superman into a second tier to Batman, I believe ALL Superman fans should boycott the movie to send a message to WB that they need to take a page from Marvel and give the fans what they want. And fans want Superman," the petition read.