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Old May 15 2014, 07:55 PM   #2221
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Gambit crossover!
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Old May 15 2014, 07:56 PM   #2222
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Again, though, iconic to whom?
The world.

Both Superman and Batman are iconic characters worldwide. Right up there with Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus.
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Old May 15 2014, 08:11 PM   #2223
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Again, though, iconic to whom?
The world.

Both Superman and Batman are iconic characters worldwide. Right up there with Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus.
The characters are, yes, but not some esoteric comic title like World's Finest.

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The director of photography Larry Fong shared this pic, so there's some Joker speculation going around now.

Royal Flush gang?
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Old May 15 2014, 08:40 PM   #2224
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The director of photography Larry Fong shared this pic, so there's some Joker speculation going around now.

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Sounds plausible. It seems like another setup for the JL movie.
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Old May 15 2014, 08:47 PM   #2225
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As for title, wouldn't Superman and Batman: World's Finest work if they did want to go that route? Can't be any more awkward than First Avenger.
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Old May 15 2014, 08:58 PM   #2226
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As for title, wouldn't Superman and Batman: World's Finest work if they did want to go that route?
It could, I suppose, but I doubt they'll want to. It's kind of an upbeat title, not in keeping with the grim-and-gritty tone that DC movies seem to feel compelled to strive for.

Indeed, the past three movies about either Batman or Superman haven't even put the names "Batman" and "Superman" in the titles. Warner Bros. is too embarrassed to admit that its superhero movies are about superheroes. The names didn't even appear in the end titles -- Christian Bale was billed as "Bruce Wayne" and Henry Cavill was billed as "Clark Kent/Kal-El." So now that I think about it, I'll be surprised if they did call it Superman vs. Batman.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:00 PM   #2227
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^ And Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, not Catwoman, IIRC.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:11 PM   #2228
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I don't think it's because they're "embarrassed." It's likely more because they wanted to differentiate themselves from previous Batman and Superman movies that used the name in the title.

And also because Man of Steel and The Dark Knight just sounds a lot cooler.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:14 PM   #2229
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I don't think it's because they're "embarrassed." It's likely more because they wanted to differentiate themselves from previous Batman and Superman movies that used the name in the title.

And also because Man of Steel and The Dark Knight just sounds a lot cooler.
yeah, I think that's more like it.

Hell, they did "Superman Returns" and "Batman Begins" not that long ago.

It shouldn't be called Batman vs. Superman because that's a silly premise not because it's embarrassing to use the hero names.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:21 PM   #2230
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No, mainstream filmmakers are clearly embarrassed by superhero nicknames and go out of their way to avoid using them. Watch just about any of these recent live-action movies, even the MCU ones, and you'll hear the hero's nickname maybe once or twice in the entire film. And it's often presented apologetically, like the brief mention of the name "Superman" in MoS. "Superman?" "Well, that's what they're calling him." The characters only mention it as something silly that they personally wouldn't lower themselves to using. I'd say the Spider-Man films are one of the rare exceptions that really embrace the nickname.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:26 PM   #2231
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Superman v Batman or vice-versa is too reminiscent of Aliens v Predator. It's killed 'vs' in titles, for me anyway.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:27 PM   #2232
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"Superman vs Batman" might not even be representative of what will be going on in the movie.
For all we know they may end up working together 30 minutes in.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:29 PM   #2233
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Yeah, it's the classic superhero trope. The Heroes fight each over a silly misunderstanding and then go on to defeat the real enemy working together.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:30 PM   #2234
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Yeah, it's the classic superhero trope. The Heroes fight each over a silly misunderstanding and then go on to defeat the real enemy working together.
Supes: "Why are you doing this?!"
Batman: "You stole my car."
Supes: "But I don't need to drive, stupid."
Batman: "Oh."
Supes: "World's Greatest Detective, eh?"
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Old May 15 2014, 09:33 PM   #2235
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"Captain America" is said 7 times in the first movie. Once in the song. "Iron Man" is said 6 times in the first film and over twice that in the second.

Hell, "Batman" is said so many times "The Dark Knight" I stopped counting.
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