Kevin Smith has spoken out about last week's reveal of the new title for Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice".
Smith, who has something of an inside track on the film, revealed on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that the production has essentially ditched plans for a straight-up "Man of Steel" sequel. Instead, the new film is a part of a single-story arc stretching across multiple films with the Justice League being the focal point:
"They're obviously beginning something, and there's a stretch of these flicks. And so this is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, 'This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.'
From what I understand now, it's no longer like, 'This is Superman 2.' They're not doing these things. They're doing like, 'Here's Man of Steel. Here's Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.'
The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They're just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies. But all of them, it's supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented."
He's also not a big fan of the title, not a surprise considering it has been met with mostly derision thus far on social media:
"It’s a bit of a mouthful. And also, I don't know why Batman V. Superman. Why not just throw the 's' in there? Or spell it or something like that. Or honestly, every comic book fan on the planet, who is a DC comic book fan, I think we all wanted to see Batman/Superman: World's Finest."