The Batman-Superman crossover film will officially be titled “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice." Production on the Zack Snyder-directed movie begins today, May 21, in Detroit.
The "Man of Steel" Twitter account confirmed the news and tweeted a logo for the movie that acts as a hybrid of the Batman and Superman emblems.
Twitter erupted with reactions to the title, with many speculating that the title indicates a prelude to the "Justice League" movie that Warner Bros. is expecting to release in 2018.
I hope the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice production hires Dawn Justice Photography. http://t.co/8taLHNdtlE
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 21, 2014
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Mike Hogan (@mike_hogan) May 21, 2014
The news comes on the heels of the movie's first photo -- which features a dour-looking Ben Affleck donning the Batsuit -- prompting the Sad Batman meme to explode across the Internet.
“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" arrives in theaters May 6, 2015.