Zack Snyder’s reason to use “v” in “Batman v Superman” is dumb

So we all know that the upcoming Zack Snyder follow up to Man of Steel, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” has the most awkward title for a superhero film ever. His use of the legal “v” instead of the traditional “vs.” abbreviation for “versus” has been the subject of a lot of ridicule. Now you maybe asking yourself “Maybe Snyder has a good reason for this odd choice?”

Well you’re both right and wrong. Because Zack Snyder sure thinks he does.

But he doesn’t.

Snyder talked to USA Today, and attempted to explain:

The director can’t say exactly how the relationship between the two superheroes evolves, “but suffice it to say there is a ‘v’ in between their names” in the movie title, Snyder says. He explains that having the “v” instead of “vs.” is a way “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”

This, of course, is stupid. Either abbreviation means “versus,” so no matter what the title still implies a straight versus moving. Snyders attempt to differentiate it as such makes me question his intelligence.

And that makes me question his ability to direct ANY film, let alone another one in the DC Carnival of Sadness.

Just kidding. I was questioning that a long time ago.

Like when Suckerpunch came out.

via USA Today

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”