Looks like the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel already has a title -- one of two, anyway.
The film, which will also feature Batman, was announced at a Comic-Con panel last week by director Zack Snyder, who teased the movie by telling the crowd, "Some sh*t is going to happen here." But while that flashy announcement got all the attention, something screenwriter David S. Goyer apparently said at the Superman 75th Anniversary Comic-Con panel has been overlooked.
"[T]he next film we're making, we're already in pre-production, comes out in summer of 2015 and we're actually not sure whether the title is 'Superman vs. Batman' or 'Batman vs. Superman,' but yes -- that rematch, that combination, the two guys on-screen -- that's happening," Goyer said, according to Comicbook.com.
The site reveals that they did some digging to see which domain names Warner Bros. has reserved, and found that supermanvsbatman.com and batmanvssuperman.com are owned by the studio, as well as batmanvssupermanmovie.com. While that third reservation doesn't necessarily mean that WB is definitely going with "Batman vs. Superman" as the movie's title, it appears to at least confirm the options Goyer presented.
The sequel will be inspired by Frank Miller's 1986 comic "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," from which "Man of Steel" star Harry Lennix read during Snyder's announcement.
"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat," read Lennix. "I want you to remember the one man who beat you."
Snyder stressed that the film would not be a direct adaptation of the comic, but would use it as a jumping off point for the story. Sounds like a dark way to eventually lead the two to team up in the Justice League. Count us in to see how it all shakes out when the movie is released summer 2015.
[via Comicbook.com, Vulture]