In a recent Hollywood Babble-On Podcast, actor Kevin Smith commented on the newly revealed title for the upcoming Man Of Steel Sequel, and with it may have revealed something that everyone had already been speculating at this point, that being the future format of DC films.
And yes, it sounds like the rumors were true.
Commenting on the title itself:
“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.”
When the actor began to expand on the topic of the film itself, he revealed this about the franchise’s future:
“But look, they’re obviously beginning something, and there’s a stretch of these flick, 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”.
So far up until this point many have speculated that this was exactly what DC was planning, but without confirmation it was simply a rumor. Kevin Smith, being who he is, seems to always know whats going. Especially when you factor in his longtime friendship with actor Ben Affleck.
So is this true? Nothing is confirmed. But so far Kevin Smith has not been wrong.
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is currently set for a May 6th 2016 release date.