Nonetheless, Batman showing his face – or cowl – at the Black Lives Matter protests in Philadelphia wasn’t necessarily to do with making a point, but was probably for a morale boost for the people campaigning for justice for George Floyd, who was murdered by a police officer.
Over the weekend, one of the biggest protests was seen in the Pennsylvania city of Philadelphia and was so big that it even caught the attention of the Caped Crusader, who turned up to the smokey riot in scenes that resembled the end fight of The Dark Knight Returns with eery and stunning accuracy.
I mean it’s pretty uncanny, isn’t it?
Have a look…
Admittedly, in the film, Batman was there to help the police and by the looks of things, he’s there for entirely different reasons this time.
That scene always bothered me when I was watching the film. The extras all just do such a horrible job of looking like they’re fighting in the background. It completely lowers the stakes and takes you out of the film.
Interestingly – and don’t ask my how I know this – the suit with the full-face cowl that we can see in the protest video was actually used by a Batman in the comics, but in an alternative universe where Superman landed as a baby in Wayne Manor and instead grew up to be the Dark Knight.
Again, not sure how I know that one.
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Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow