Time waits for no one. As the release date for BATMAN v SUPERMAN quickly approaches, so does the impending start date for the principal photography of JUSTICE LEAGUE PART ONE, one of the many follow-ups already in the works from DC and WB. The start date for the film, as of this writing, is April 11, a couple short weeks after BATMAN v SUPERMAN hits theaters. While we don’t know a whole lot about the film just yet, the reveal of the film’s working title may very well be a window into the picture’s villain.
According to ComicBook.com, the working title for JUSTICE LEAGUE PART ONE is CAVEMAN. Before we go any further, I feel like I should clarify what a working title is. Contrary to what people may think, it isn’t necessarily a title that the producers feel fits the film, but rather a random title that they could use for labeling and production purposes until they decided on a legit name. Sometimes, but not always, those names may hold clues to the actual plot. Is that the case with this? Let’s see. What possible significance could “caveman” have for a DC film?
While many have speculated that Darkseid would be the big bad in this film, as he’s been alluded to more than once in some of the BATMAN v SUPERMAN promo stuff, I feel like that would be going a bit too fast. Darkseid’s a huge threat, and to introduce him immediately would seem like a total waste to me. ComicBook.com proposes that the caveman was in reference to Vandal Savage, the immortal man who’s currently wreaking havoc over in the DC ARROW-verse on TV. The character was but a humble caveman when he was infected by the radiation from a meteorite that made him immortal. It seems like a bit of a stretch, admittedly. Who’s the say that the working title means anything? That being said, it’s just a geeky enough reference to work.
What do you think of the film’s working title, and do you think it has any connection to the content of the picture? Let us know in the comments down below!
BATMAN v SUPERMAN hits theaters on March 25, 2016.