Uploaded on Apr 25, 2011
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Just wanted to thank everyone once again for all the awesome comments and support I received for the teaser trailer posted back in February. I'm thrilled that the concept was able to resonate with so many, as that's what it's really all about; sharing in the idea with fellow fans.
And so, as promised, this is the follow up to the teaser. Here we have a full length (well, a bit longer than the norm, but hey, what can you do...hahaha) theatrical trailer that delves a little deeper into the story behind The Batman Complex. As explained in the teaser, the gist of the idea revolves around a few fun topics, mainly the whole "what is real?" train of thought, and also every fans desire, deep down or upfront, to be Batman at least once in their lives. LOL. And so, I tried to craft a story where we see what happens when someone takes their dream of being Batman a little bit too far. An idea, after all, is a truly resilient parasite. ;)
While some of it is still left a bit ambiguous (both unintentionally and intentionally - while there's only so much that can be strung together, I often like to leave a little bit open so as to see what fellow fans are able to imagine/create), I believe it offers a bit more than the teaser. As you might be able to tell, the theatrical trailer takes on less of a "horror" vibe than the teaser. For this extended look, I wanted to focus more on the character aspects (and a bit of the tragedy as well), and attempt to move past the initial shock of the psychological twist. One aspect I tried to hint at was the paralleling descent of both Bruce and Cobb. As Cobb and the team go deeper into Bruce's mind, they start to encounter the truly dark issues that his subconscious houses. As a result, Cobb himself gets caught up in the obsession of all that lingers in the mind of a Batman. There are a couple fun things in there that are best left to surprise, but all in all, I'm relatively happy with how it turned out. It's fairly fast paced and doesn't leave much room to breath, which helps amplify the tension I think. But that's just me. I hope it works just as well as the teaser did.
As for the future of the project, I'm not sure what's next. I don't think I'll do a second theatrical trailer. Maybe a couple of TV spots, but other than that, I think I'll let this one remain as it is. We'll see. Perhaps I'll be further inspired by some other ideas that'll come to me in a dream... ;)
As always, enjoy! :)
**This video is made purely for fun. No copyright infringement intended. All footage belongs to Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Comics, Filmax Entertainment, Dimension Films, Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and the CW.**
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