The Original Title For Dark Knight 3 Was Nixed By Warners?

darkknight3promoAt C2E2, DC Comics used writer Brian Azzarello to confirm the Bleeding Cool scoop from last year, a threequel to The Dark Knight Returns, DK3: The Master Race.

Which, as a few people commented, sounds a little fascistic, even for The Dark Knight.

I understand that the original name for the project from Frank Miller was the longer Batman & Superman Vs. The Master Race.

Which sounds a little clumsier but also a little less fascistic.

However, with the movie Batman Vs. Superman on the card, Warners rejected that title for fear of confusion in the marketplace, with a title that might see them appear to be allies  and contradict the "Vs." in the movie

But either way, we do know that the Master Race in the title are the bad guys… as opposed to describing the superheroes.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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