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J.J. Abrams Posts First Look At Millennium Falcon That's Also A Batman Joke

It's part of a running joke on social media between Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder. And it is getting a little weird.

On Thursday, J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot posted this video of the first official look at the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Episode VII. But it turns out to be something more... And weirder.

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We start with the familiar chords from John Williams' Star Wars score as the camera pans over a tight close-up of the Falcon.

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So far, so head-explodingly good.

But then, the music Hans Zimmer's Dark Knight score?

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And the camera zooms in on… Is that?… Yup, the Batmobile from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

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On the Millennium Falcon. What the what?

It's part of a strange series of Star Wars/Batman v Superman mash-up jokes Abrams and director Zack Snyder have been tweeting about over the last few months.

This one puts Batman on Tatooine with R2-D2.

This one casts C-3PO as the Dark Knight in Gotham City.

This one… I guess it's a Stormtrooper being arrested for "stealing" the new Batmobile (an online rumor that didn't actually happen).

And the latest salvo in this running gag is that, apparently, the Millennium Falcon features the previous version of the Batmobile as its, um, underside ornament.


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11:09 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sure. Why not?

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