The new Man of Steel sequel, which has also been referred to widely as Batman Vs. Superman because it features both heroes in lead roles, has a title, and surprisingly, it doesn't include the words "dark," "shadows," "black," or even "knight" in it, as we had previously guessed.

Nope, this one's hilarious for entirely different reasons. Coming to theaters May 6, 2016: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

That's right, it isn't dark at all! It's a dawn! Of justice! In the DC movie universe, justice will not have existed before this movie, and if you've seen Man of Steel, that makes a sort of weird sense. There was merely the court of one man's devastatingly powerful alien hands.

Now let's talk about that V. Why isn't it the word "versus?" Is there some special meaning there? Is this really the fifth movie, like The Empire Strikes Back? Are Batman and Superman going to battle things out with oral arguments in the Supreme Court? Does it stand for "very," as like people use it on Twitter? "Batman Very Superman?"

And how about Superman not scoring top billing? He's been relegated to No. 2 status in his own movie franchise. That is positively brutal.

But hey, at least they're not friends, right? That's clear from the title. So that's a relief, huh? It remains to be seen where Gal Gadot will fall into the mix as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, along with Cyborg actor Ray Fisher.

Anyway, here's hoping justice will dawn V successfully in about two years or so. Variety reported that filming started today in Detroit, presumably only in the early morning hours.

If the suspense is killing you, you can refresh the newly-launched official BvS:DoJ website every 15 seconds between now and whenever the next desaturated teaser image arrives.

 

[Via ScreenCrush]