One of Ben Affleck’s strongest celebrity supporters is also one of Affleck’s best friends, Kevin Smith. Smith was one of the very first to see Affleck in the batsuit late last year and described it a bit for us before we finally got to see it for ourselves a couple of weeks ago. In the latest episode of Smith’s podcast show Hollywood Babble-on, Smith had some more to say about the upcoming Superman and Batman film and also hints at what DC may be doing.
When talking about the confirmed title for the film which is “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Smith said:
“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,” he said. “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.”
Smith then went on to explain what he thinks WB is doing with the DC cinematic universe.
“They’re obviously beginning something, and there’s a stretch of these flicks. 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/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.”