A gritty fan montage of the trailer for Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, The Batman, replaces Bruce Wayne with super-trainer Ted Lasso.
Apple TV + comedy sports drama series Ted lasso and Matt Reeves’ upcoming superhero movie The batman may not seem like the most likely couple, but director / producer Jason Gallagher has combined the two in one epic trailer.
Gallagher, Emmy-winning director and producer of several sports podcasts, picked up the audio from the second trailer for The batman and associated it with scenes from Ted lasso. The combination takes the usually comedic sports series and turns it into an intense, dark mystery. The fan trailer received substantial praise from viewers.
Ted lasso premiered on AppleTV + on August 14, 2020 and tells the story of the titular Ted, an American college football coach who is hired to coach an English football team. Not only did the Season 2 premiere score AppleTV + ‘s largest audience for an original series at the time, it recently won seven awards at the 2021 Primetime Emmys, including the Outstanding Comedy Series award. With Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Brett Goldstein and Brendan Hunt, Ted lasso has been confirmed for a third season.
As for Matt Reeves The batman, the film stars Robert Pattinson in the Caped Crusader and is set in Bruce Wayne’s second year as Batman. The second trailer for the film was released at DC FanDome 2021, which featured this realistic version of the Dark Knight as well as what is presumably Paul Dano’s version of The Riddler. Warner Bros. recently posted the synopsis for the upcoming film, which described Pattinson’s performance as a “raw and intense portrayal” of the character in this “edgy, action-packed thriller.” From a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2), The batman seems to draw inspiration from several comic book stories from the hero’s early crime-fighting career, such as First year and Along Halloween.
The Gallagher trailer isn’t the only recent example of superhero fan content that combines two independent fandoms; for example, comic book artist InHyuk Lee merged Spider-Man from Marvel and Netflix Squid game and another artist, known as ApexForm, cast Antony Starr, who plays Homelander in Prime Video’s The boys, like DC Comics’ Reverse Flash. Outside of the superhero community, Twitter user DownrightShoddy has merged Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and family guy while another user has combined THE Legend of Zelda and Akira.
While season 3 of Ted lasso does not yet have a release date, The batman is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.
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