Warner Bros say they’re taking legal action against Donald Trump, after the US President used Hans Zimmer’s The Dark Knight Rises score in a new campaign video.
The bizarre two minute video was posted on Twitter and used Hans Zimmer’s song ‘Why Do We Fall?’ to provide a dramatic background as it listed all of Trump’s apparent achievements since being elected in 2016.
Marking the beginning of Trump’s campaign for election in 2020, the clip stated: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote. Proved them all wrong. Trump: The Great Victory. 2020.”
But the video has now being removed from online circulation after Warner Bros confirmed that they didn’t grant permission for the evocative music to be used.
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a spokesperson said. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”
While Trump’s original tweet containing the video still remains, the clip itself has been replaced by a message stating that it was no longer available “in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
Trump’s latest delve into the world of pop culture comes after he threatened nuclear sanctions against Iran by using a Game of Thrones meme – leading to swift condemnation from the creators and cast of the fantasy show.
His connections with Batman are well-founded too, after Christian Bale previously recalled how the President actually thought he was Bruce Wayne.
Bale was filming in the Trump Tower for The Dark Knight Rises, when Trump reportedly invited him upstairs to his office.
“I met him, one time,” Bale told Variety. “We were filming on ‘Batman’ in Trump Tower and he said, come on up to the office.”
“I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne,” the actor added. “So he talked to me like I was Bruce Wayne and I just went along with it, really. It was quite entertaining. I had no idea at the time that he would think about running for president.”