Some sort of weird/great war is brewing on Twitter, and it’s fantastic to watch. Zach Snyder, director of Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman, tweeted a picture at the end of July of current Superman Henry Cavill dressed as a Jedi. Just a week later, he sent out another picture of Batman, presumably Ben Affleck, roaming around rocky terrain with R2-D2 with the caption, “BATMAN & R2BIN.” It brought delight, and major accusations of trolling.
Fortunately for everyone, J.J. Abrams joined in on the fun. A few days after Cavill’s dress-up day, Star Wars actor John Boyega appeared on Bad Robot’s twitter feed dressed as Batman. Also in retaliation, Abrams released a picture of C-3PO crouched atop a high rise building, his cape blowing in the wind while the Bat-Signal is replaced with the Rebel Alliance symbol lit high in the sky.
It was more than a month later that Snyder released another photo of Gotham City PD arresting and escorting a Stormtrooper into the back of a police car.
Brilliantly. Instead of just releasing a picture of the new Millennium Falcon, we got a good long look. Pictures of the Falcon had been released previously by a pilot who happened to fly overhead and an on-set leak released by TMZ, but Abrams took it upon himself to really show it off. You have to check it out.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) September 18, 2014
Yes, that’s the tiny Tumbler of Nolan’s universe attached to the undercarriage of the Millennium Falcon. The amazing caption and direct mention of Snyder is hilarious, and a lot of fun for fans. So far there is no reaction from Snyder, but we can only hope that the battle continues.
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