Age before beauty.
At least that’s part of the thinking at Warner Bros. when it comes to its Man of Steel sequel, which includes Ben Affleck as Batman. The studio announced today that the 2016 blockbuster will be officially titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The subtitle, “Dawn of Justice,” is a not so subtle nod at the Justice League movie that Warner Bros. and DC Comics already have on the calendar for 2018. (Or maybe it’s a sly reference to director Zach Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead…)
The official logo fine-tunes the image that Snyder unveiled at last year’s Comic-Con. The House of El glyph from Man of Steel is carved into a more old-school bat symbol (the same bat symbol that appears on the new Batman’s chest.)
Dawn of Justice also stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. In addition, it features Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016.