As Zack Snyder moves into the future with the release of Army of the Dead, the Snyderverse is still in the conversation & while speaking during a Justice Con panel this past weekend, Snyder confirmed that the title for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was the only one that Warner Bros. wanted, but if he had his way, the film would have been titled something quite different. Snyder stated,
I remember when there was a back-and-forth that I had with the studio, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was like the only title that [Warner Bros. liked]. The whole ‘v’ instead of ‘versus,’ it was like this crazy negotiation. I was like, ‘Guys, can’t we just do something like Son of Sun and Knight of Night, or something that’s a little bit more poetic?’ And they were like, ‘Absolutely not’ [Laughs]. I was like, ‘Is it a court case?’ The only plus of it is that BvS is really easy.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-writer Chris Terrio was also present during the panel, and added that for a while, they were considering:
“titling it ‘Justice League: [Subtitle],’ to suggest that this movie was going to be the beginning of the Justice League, even though it didn’t really look like it. Like ‘Justice League: Foundations,’ or you know, ‘Justice League: Rising.”
Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice was a mouthful but you understood the title. Justice League Rising would have made zero sense for a film that was the first meeting/fight between Batman and Superman. What do you think? What would you have called the film? And what the hell was the problem with just calling it Batman vs Superman?!?