Now a days when a trailer or even opening/closing sequences hit the web, it’s common for people to take the music and/or visuals and re-create them using other films. A great example of that was done a while back with the opening sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and was re-imagined using the airport fight sequence for Captain America: Civil War, which in my opinion was fantastic, it fit very well (you can check out the link below).
A new re-imagined trailer has been created using the the style of the Black Panther trailer that was released on June 9th for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy using scenes from Warner Bros. Picture’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. This was created and uploaded to YouTube by The Unusual Suspect. You can check it out and compare it to the Black Panther trailer below.
Although it was great to see some of the scenes from Nolan’s Batman, I don’t feel that the Black Panther style of trailer fit the Dark Knight. Don’t get me wrong I love the first 45 seconds of it, featuring Cillian Murphy as Johnathan Crane aka Scarecrow, but once the soundtrack hits with the previous DC logo it just doesn’t work for me. Just in case you are curious, the track in the background is called “Legend Has It” by Run The Jewels and it’s featured on their album Run The Jewels 3. As a Marvel fan if they sound familiar that is because they were also featured in Netflix’s Iron Fist during one of Colleen Wing’s, played by Jessica Henwick, fight scenes.
I think my biggest issue with it is how the soundtrack in the background is saying “step into the spotlight”, which is the direct opposite of what Batman is about, he is about shadows and darkness. Meanwhile, T’Challa and Wakanda seem to be being forced into the spotlight by the rest of the world as they try and stand their ground. Granted, this was picked specifically for Black Panther not Batman, so there is no real fault for it not fitting. What do you think? Do you like it? Hate it? Chime in below!
Black Panther hits theaters February 16th, 2018.