Nowadays we like to see our super hero movies to be gritty and dark… but it wasn’t always like that. In fact, the first Superman movie was a very light and sunny affair while the original Batman TV series was downright campy. This is why we found it particularly amusing that YouTube user Bobby Burns last week made a very clever remake of the new Batman v Superman trailer using only footage of Adam West as Batman and Christopher Reeve as Superman.
Burns basically takes the grim-dark audio of the original Batman v Superman trailer and overdubs it onto a compilation of old scenes of West and Reeve playing DC Comics’ two most iconic heroes. The Batman footage is particularly funny since Batman is the classic grim-dark superhero who has always been portrayed in movies as a brooding, borderline disturbed figure.
Watch the whole trailer parody below.