Gotham PD Busts Stormtrooper In Awesome Star Wars-Batman Collision

By Brent McKnight | 7 years ago

star warsIf you’ve been paying attention, there has been a good-natured back and forth flame war between J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII and Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero flick Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both of which are currently filming. The two sides have been shooting mashed up photos of the two properties back and forth for a while, and now we have the latest, and possibly greatest (is this the big gun that ends the war?) salvo.

Snyder took to his Twitter account and blasted out this picture of the Gotham City Police Department arresting a stormtrooper. The white-clad Imperial foot-solider is bound by handcuffs (or possibly one of those industrial strength zip ties the cops use nowadays, you can’t really tell for sure) and the officers are forcibly inserted him into the back of their squad car. The message simply reads “Case closed.”

From the look of things, it appears that this rogue stromtrooper (is it John Boyega’s character from Episode VII? We’ve heard that he could be an AWOL Imperial soldier) may have taken the Batmobile out for a joyride without permission from its rightful owner, you know, Batman. (There was a false rumor going around yesterday that the Batmobile had in fact been stolen from the Detroit-based set.) But you wouldn’t normally expect the Caped Crusader to need help from a couple of beat cops just to take down one measly stormtrooper. As we’ve seen countless times in the various Star Wars movies, they’re not the most competent bunch to ever don armor and take up arms. It’s also possible that the Batmobile is only there because the Dark Knight is the one who apprehended this guy and then waited around for the police. Maybe he had to talk to Commissioner Gordon about some pressing matters, like Darth Vader showing up in Gotham (that’s a movie we would wait in line to see). And maybe I’m examining this a little too closely.

BatmanSnyder also recently unveiled the first look at the new Batmobile, which has some fans up in arms as you can see that there are clearly big ass guns on the front of the vehicle, seemingly going against the vigilante’s strict no gun policy. Still, this is supposed to be an older version of the character, and though Snyder has said they’re not adapting The Dark Knight Returns (which portrays an aged Batman), it’s possible they’ve borrowed elements from that, and that Batmobile does have guns, though I believe they fire tranquilizers.

c3po-batman-caped-crusader-bad-robot_thumbAs I said, this isn’t the first of these photos that have appeared. There have been photos like C-3PO imagined as the Dark Knight

henry cavill…the new Superman Henry Cavill dressed as a Sith Lord, lightsaber and all…

BatmanD2…Batman and R2-D2 hanging out and wandering around in the desert, probably on Tatooine…

Boyegaman…and who can forget Boyegaman?

Star Wars: Episode VII drops first, on December 18, 2015, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens the following spring, on March 25, 2016.