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Zack Snyder Explains "v" in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Staff Posted: 07/03/2014 - 13:40 COMMENT
Zack Snyder Explains "v" in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


When Warner Bros. officially released the title of the sequel to Man of Steel, the name left everyone scratching their heads as it is "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and not "Batman Vs. Superman."

With the release of the first look at Henry Cavill as Superman today, Zack Snyder offers why he went with a "v" instead of "vs."

It wasn't just too go in a different direction because everyone was already calling the movie "Batman Vs. Superman," but the "v" has more meaning.

Via USA Today:

The director can't say exactly how the relationship between the two superheroes evolves, "but suffice it to say there is a 'v' in between their names" in the movie title, Snyder says. He explains that having the "v" instead of "vs." is a way "to keep it from being a straight 'versus' movie, even in the most subtle way."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a newly announced May 6, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.