Rumored Titles for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League, Part One’ Surface
When studios split films into multiple parts, there’s a few options for titles. They can go the simple and effective route of Part One and Part Two, or stylize it a bit à la Quentin Tarantino and Lars von Trier with Vol. I and Vol. II. Or they can go the colon route, adding a subtitle that either works well or sounds horrible.
For Warner Bros.' upcoming Justice League films, it’s unknown what direction the studio will go with titles, but Heroic Hollywood has some rumors. According to the site, four possible titles have emerged for the first Zack Snyder movie, and they’re not the most exciting. From okay to not so great, the rumored titles are:
- Justice League: United
- Justice League: Angels and Demons
- Justice League: Gods Among Us
- Justice League: Gods Among Men
I could get behind the first one, which is simple and effectively describes the movie in the most straightforward sense: a superhero crossover where the members of the Justice League unite. Done deal! But the other three seem like an attempt to clunk up titles with more words than necessary. From a non-comics and pure movie-goer perspective, the last three sound pretty cheesy as movie titles, especially Angels and Demons. As Comic Book Resources points out though, Gods Among Us has ties to the DC Comics universe. It could be a loose reference to the video game series Injustice: Gods Among Us, which is set in an alternate Justice League universe. And as bad as Gods Among Men sounds, it would fit in with the themes of Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Let’s keep in mind though that these are just rumors and might never see the light of day. Sticking to the more general subtitles of Part One and Two would make the most sense if the movies truly function as two parts of a whole, but if they’re built to feel like separate entities perhaps customized subtitles are best. (But guys, can we just keep things simple?)
Not much is known about what we’ll see in Snyder’s Justice League. The characters introduced in his Dawn of Justice are expected to return, including Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash before he makes his solo debut, Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and perhaps Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. Justice League, Part One, or whatever they end up calling it, opens November 17, 2017.