J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions released a teaser for its upcoming “Star Wars” film with a special nod to Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
The video begins with familiar “Star Wars” music and a shot of what appears to be the Millennium Falcon before shifting into the pounding score of the latest Batman films and a reveal of the Batmobile on the underside of the ship. Abrams’ Batmobile is a little dustier than Snyder’s, which he revealed in a tweet on Sept. 10 — and looks more like the Tumbler from the Christopher Nolan films.
This is the latest in an ever-escalating battle for supremacy in crossover images between the two directors that began with Snyder’s photo of Superman actor Henry Cavill in Jedi garb.
He followed that up with a shot of Batman stumbling through the desert with R2-D2.
Bad Robot responded with a caped crusader of their own.
Snyder then snapped a pic of a stormtrooper on the wrong side of the law in Gotham.
Production on both films is currently underway, with “Star Wars: Episode VII” expected in theaters Dec. 18, 2015, and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” planned for Mar. 25, 2016.
VARIETY by Kevin Noonan September 18, 2014 | 10:48AM PT