Batman Uses His Clown Fighting Experience on Pennywise in Masterful Fan Trailer

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Image: YouTube

Batman isn’t a stranger to clown problems. If you want anyone on your side when the inevitable clown apocalypse rains down from the heavens in garish rainbows, it’s ol’ Bruce Wayne.

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This masterfully edited fan trailer, courtesy of YouTube channel Adeel of Steel, shows exactly why. Using footage from Batman v Superman spliced with 2017's It, it makes a pretty clear argument that Batman is the man to take on Stephen King’s trans-dimensional clown horror. To wit, Bruce even has the childhood trauma to attract the monster.

I especially like the touch of recasting Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor as a raving, clown-fearing lunatic here. Y’know, as opposed to a raving, alien-fearing lunatic. I’m sitting here imagining a whole continuity of Lex Luthor plotting and scheming against a supernatural clown now. Whatever timeline that is, I’d like to visit.

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You can watch the video below.

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This looks awesome! Very well done, and creepy in just the right ways.

As a side note, I always wished they would make more films where heroes would fight horror movie monsters like this. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash came out as a comic, and I really wished we saw an actual film. It would be so cool to see a Beowulf style hero that was actually really competent at fighting monsters take them on.

I have high hopes for the new Hellboy movie. I felt like one of the best things about the first two was Hellboy’s working class attitude towards monsters. They exist, he needs to kill them, and he’s really good at his job. I hope we see more in the next one.