Batman Fights Terminators In Animated Fan Film

Batman Fights Terminators In Animated Fan Film

Batman Versus The Terminator? Forget John Connor, Bruce Wayne's the one who's going to take Skynet down.

The Terminator franchise may have only four films to its name, but in the world of comic book crossovers it has an impressive presence. Just about every contemporary fictional character there has faced the killer androids at some point, including Robocop, Superman, and a tag-team of Aliens, Predators, and Ellen Ripley. That just makes it strange that Batman never had his chance to take out Skynet, presumably because robots from the future didn't kill his parents. Thankfully, Mitchell Hammond filled that void with an animated fan film last Saturday, depicting a version of Batman stoically dispatching Terminators in post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The film is set in 2029, over thirty years after Skynet sparked Terminator 2: Judgement Day's nuclear holocaust. Bruce Wayne has survived the attack thanks to the protective shelter of the Batcave, and is making a trek west to meet John Connor's forces. Unfortunately, Batman still needs to get past the HK and Terminator units patrolling the wasteland, not to mention a machine compound that three rebels are getting dangerously close to.

Hammond's film, based on a concept by Tony Guerrero, feels more like the introduction to a larger project than a complete story. Perhaps it was intended to be at one point, but from the look of the animator's blog, Hammond is content to stop with what's been done so far. It's understandable, but a little disappointing; the animation is impressive given Hammond's solo effort, and the Dark Knight Returns visual style meshes well with The Terminator's 1980s aesthetic.

Perhaps one day Hammond, or even DC Comics, will take the concept to its logical conclusion. But in the meantime, we'll have to imagine a conclusion ourselves: How do you think Bruce Wayne's war with the machines is going to end?

Source: YouTube, via Comic Book Resources

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Well, if he doesn't make it, I've got bets on a post-apocalyptic Terry McGinnis.

That whole thing felt like watching a late eighties reduced motion anime, complete with slightly dodgy dubbing. Suddenly I'm ten again, brilliant!

For one person's work that's astounding, must be hundreds of hours work there.

fix-the-spade:
That whole thing felt like watching a late eighties reduced motion anime, complete with slightly dodgy dubbing. Suddenly I'm ten again, brilliant!

For one person's work that's astounding, must be hundreds of hours work there.

Indeed, I almost thoguht it was a trailer from DC Comics. "Coming soon from DC Comics, Batman Versus The Terminator." Captcha: Army training, sir! Me: Ten hut!

*Connor

English is weird. Does anyone know what causes the usual mistake of replacing o with e? The sounds are not even similar. I really have been trying to figure it out, not picking here.

Anyways since the Terminator franchise is actually based on their characters aging, I'd like to see a 60-year old Batman here.

Edit: And yay he is!

And... Did those guys get surprised and run over by a huge tank...? No wonder humanity ended up like that.

Batman already fought the Terminator, complete with a Skynet like takeover plan.

Sgt. Sykes:
*Connor

Ah, my mistake. Fixed.

Interesting idea, it also suggests that the problem with John Connor as a resistance fighter was that he simply wasn't rich enough to combat skynet. \sarcasm;

but seriously what a great effort by the creators of this short, truly hope that this is gets to be a thing in the future. The one thing missing from the comics movies are franchise cross overs!

 

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