An old Batman Begins TV spot that features a Nickelback song has gone viral.
It has been 15 years since Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale introduced us to a darker, more grounded Caped Crusader in Batman Begins. While the film was heavily praised for showcasing Batman’s origins with a considerable amount of maturity, some of its marketing materials teased something entirely different. A recently-resurfaced TV spot for Batman Begins featuring a Nickelback song has gone viral online for its sheer absurdity.
One of the most popular bands at the time, Nickelback was used heavily in marketing materials, and it looks like Warner Bros. thought their soft rock music would be a perfect for Christian Bale’s first outing as the Caped Crusader. Not only does the Batman Begins TV spot feature Nickelback’s Someday, but it’s also perfectly cut to it. The 30-second spot puts a huge emphasis on Bruce Wayne and Rachel’s relationship, making the movie look more like a dramatic romance rather than character study on the Dark Knight’s origins. You can check out the Nickelback infused Batman Begins TV spot below.
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Plot details for The Batman are under wraps but the project will be centered on Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector. The DC project will also feature the hero making use of his detective skills more than what we’ve seen before in previous iterations of the character. The film is also expected to be the first installment to a new trilogy with Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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