So I really love Batman. And I love no version of the character more than the one Christopher Nolan has created. But with The Dark Knight Rises on the horizon, Nolan’s contributions to the Batman universe will be coming to an end. This has got me wondering about what will be the next incarnation of the character.
I love the dark, disturbing nature of this trailer. It feels like an even more realistic take on the kind of person it would take to become Batman.
Here’s a bit from themanbatman’s YouTube page:
..the gist of the idea revolves around a few fun topics, mainly the whole “what is real?” train of thought, and also every fans desire, deep down or upfront, to be Batman at least once in their lives. LOL. And so, I tried to craft a story where we see what happens when someone takes their dream of being Batman a little bit too far. An idea, after all, is a truly resilient parasite.
While some of it is still left a bit ambiguous (both unintentionally and intentionally – while there’s only so much that can be strung together, I often like to leave a little bit open so as to see what fellow fans are able to imagine/create), I believe it offers a bit more than the teaser. As you might be able to tell, the theatrical trailer takes on less of a “horror” vibe than the teaser. For this extended look, I wanted to focus more on the character aspects (and a bit of the tragedy as well), and attempt to move past the initial shock of the psychological twist.
And if that weren’t enough, here’s an even more powerful version of the trailer that themanbatman made.