Batman Showed Up To The Riots In Philadelphia

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film, News, Weird
Published 03.06.20

A man dressed as Batman showed up to the riots in Philadelphia, presumably to show his support for the cause, and was met with thunderous applause.

I’ve got to say, of all of the superheroes, the Dark Knight was a pretty weird choice. He’s essentially an armoured policeman who can fight and has a lot of emotional baggage; he’s hardly the pillar of hope and symbol of systematic rebellion; least of all in the Christopher Nolan films which this suit is clearly based on.

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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