A YouTuber with the username kwonkicker is accusing Warner Bros. Animation of plagiarism due to a fight sequence seen in the film Batman vs Robin.
The accusation was made when kwonkicker released a video that served as a side-by-side comparison between his video “Slog Street Scrappers” from 2012 and Batman vs Robin from 2015. You can watch kwonkicker’s video down below:
The video was published to YouTube on December 7, 2018 and as of December 23, 2018, kwonkicker has yet to receive a response from Warner Bros. and DC. The following comment was pinned in the comment section of this video:
“Still waiting for WB & DC to return my emails. I’ve tried contacting them in a friendly manner, but I’ve received no response yet. If you’re a WB/DC rep, contact me via the info in my channel’s about section. If you are an attorney or litigator interested in working with me on contingency, please do the same.
READ BEFORE COMMENTING: To reiterate… I would not care if all they did was to use the same sequence of fight moves. The fight choreography by itself isn’t the actual issue, as similar choreography is bound to happen from time to time in action films. My primary issue is that it looks as if they straight up TRACED OVER the sequence from my film frame-by-frame, using a combination of the same tempo, same moves, same camera angles, same edits, and the body outlines of my characters. In other words, my issue is that it appears as if they rotoscoped the sequence without asking permission. Also, the characters in this series are entirely original creations. They are NOT characters from video games.”
According to kwonkicker, his main concern is that he believes that the sequence traced over his sequence to an interesting degree and without permission.
Keep following Heroic Hollywood for updates on this case in regards to Batman vs Robin and kwonkicker’s “Slog Street Scrappers” video.
Here is the synopsis for Batman vs Robin:
Damian Wayne has a hard time accepting his father’s no-killing rule, and soon starts to believe his destiny lies within a secret society.
Batman vs Robin is available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.