Hello ComicBookMovie community! Hope you've all been great. Well, this editorial will be about my thoughts on the three big Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice news. This includes the four major castings, the delay, and finally the name. I won't speak on Ben Affleck's Batsuit due to his being the only one revealed so far, but enough of the introduction, let's begin.
The casting for this film has been up, down, and into hell, but there are silverlinings. I loved Henry Cavill as Superman, as did many people. So I couldn't be more happy that he is returning. Then came the Batman casting. I won't lie, I was mad, but I see the potential. Not only did they get a good actor with Ben Affleck, but an amazing director also. Not only will we probably have a film about Batman, Starring Batman, but one directed by Batman, and I like that. Now onto Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot has been criticized by everyone. Almost nobody has hope for this casting and I sort of agree. You can pull the Heath Ledger card all you want, but it doesn't work. Heath Ledger was an actor, not a runway model with some acting credits. Gal Gadot is as green as grass when it comes to her acting. Zack Snyder and co. could have done much better for the Amazonian. Now for Lex Luthor. I love this casting, many fans don't, but I do. Jesse Eisenberg is a great actor. He can be charismatic, egotistical, and has the ability to make everyone in the same room look stupid. I believe Eisenberg will knock it out of the park as Lex, and I can't wait to see him do it.
When the delay was announced many fans were disappointed. We now had to wait 6 more months to see Superman and Batman on the big screen together. It's one of those things we could only dream of. Now Batman v Superman is releasing on May 6, 2016 it will come face to face with Captain America 3, and I'm sorry but there is no way Marvel is dumb enough to stay on that date. Sure people can say that Marvel can afford the hit, but that's just bad business either way. The point of business is to earn profit on everything and with Captain America 3 on the same day, the company that will truly suffer is Marvel, not Warner Bros. Batman v Superman is an event film. It is more anticipated on every level and will most likely bury the opening weekend competition, maybe even for several weeks if the film is knocks it out of the park.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many like the name, many hate the name, and some love the name. I personally like it. Sure, it's a bit cheesy, but World's Finest twice as cheesy. This name works marketing wise. It's to the point. No nicknames, it tells you "Batman and Superman are in the same movie". That alone will bring many people to the cinema. Another problem, one I originally had but not anymore, is the "v" in Batman v Superman and Batman's name being first due to this being a Man of Steel sequel. Well there's an answer to that. The name is inspired from a court dispute or a championship fight. In a championship fight it's the challenger vs the champion, not the other way around. Batman seems to be the the person challenging Superman from everything we've heard about the film. In a legal dispute it's the same. It's the plantiff, person with the problem, against the defendant. Plantiff v Defendent. Oh and one more thing. While the "v" can mean versus, it also means "and". So technically the film is also called Batman AND Superman: Dawn of Justice, not just Batman versus Superman.
Well those are my thoughts on the three major things that involve this film since its announcement. So what do you guys think? Do you agree? Tell me your thoughts in the comment section below and don't forget to click the red glove!