YouTube artist Stryder HD decided to take his frustration with DC out on the Internet by mashing together footage from the 70s, 80s and 90s films to create Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Retro) trailer. Comicbook.com reports that the clever creation cut in footage from 7 films and the Wonder Woman television series to give an old school feel to a 21st Century production.
Scenes were cut from Michael Keaton's movies Batman and Batman Returns. Throw in Val Kilmer's lone caped crusader incarnation Batman Forever. Vintage Superman Christopher Reeve is also heavily featured.
Fond Memories But Not All Retro Movies Were Classics
Undoubtedly Michael Keaton and Christopher Reeve were great superheroes in their own right. They put their unique stamp on each of their characters to make them box office smash hits and Hollywood regulars. They each however had their shelf life. Reeve in particular saw his franchise wear out its welcome.
Keaton's Batman and Batman Returns were commercial and critical successes until Val Kilmer took the reigns in 1995. The caped crusader would go on to have a prolonged lull before Christopher Nolan revived Bruce Wayne with Batman Begins in 2005. Reeve knocked it out of the park in his first two attempts until Superman III came around and many would argue Superman II is the last film that does the character justice.
Henry Cavill To Go Even Darker In Justice League?
Last month MTV reported that Henry Cavill was letting fans in on his apparent new black suit look for the Justice League. While also giving away the worst kept secret that his apparent demise in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not as it seemed. The actor's Instagram post drew a fair amount of attention with over 185,000 likes and almost 8,000 comments.
The intricate design is one talking point, but the switch from blue to black is an indication of what to expect for the 2017 film. If only to fly in the face of those that criticized Cavill for being too dour and serious, this time it looks as though he will be fighting Bruce Wayne again - but for the wardrobe!