Writer, director and podcast king Kevin Smith has absolutely nothing to do with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the production side of things, but he is privy to some deep inside Intel on the project, due to his longstanding friendship with Ben Affleck, having given the new Batman actor his first big break with a supporting role in Mallrats. After getting the scoop on Bruce Wayne's new Dark Knight costume, Kevin Smith is back to explain that this really isn't a Man of Steel sequel at all.
No, in fact, Man of Steel is more of a prequel to Justice League, as five or six films will help set up and tell the story of this epic DC Comics ensemble. He helps explain the way the series is going to work from here on out.
"They're obviously beginning something, and there's a stretch of these flicks, and so this is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, 'This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.' From what I understand now, it's no longer like, 'This is Superman 2.' They're not doing these things. They're doing like, 'Here's Man of Steel. Here's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They're just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies. But all of them...it's supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented".
He then goes onto share his own thoughts on the title, which he doesn't necessarily like, but stands behind none the less.
" It's a bit of a mouthful. And also, I don't know why Batman v Superman. Why not just throw the "s" in there? Or spell it or something like that. Or honestly, every comic book fan on the planet, who is a DC comic book fan, I think we all wanted to see Batman/Superman: World's Finest."