A movie crossover between Star Wars and DC Comics will almost certainly never happen but that hasn’t stopped Zack Snyder from imagining what it would look like.
The director, who has worked on a number of DC Comics films himself, has shared a mock trailer for the unlikely mash-up, clumsily titled Dark Side Knight v Superjedi: Dawn of the Alliance.
The short clip features scenes from Snyder’s own Batman v Superman interspersed with shots and soundbites from the original Star Wars trilogy.
In the trailer, Batman appears to have embraced the Dark Side and become a Sith Lord complete with a rather menacing double-ended lightsaber. As for Superman, Snyder has turned him into a Jedi, editing in a green lightsaber during a showdown between the two heroes.
It’s not the first time Snyder has tried to combine the Star Wars and DC Comics universes. Two years ago, he and The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams traded photoshopped images of possible mash-ups, culminating in Abrams releasing a video of a Batmobile cameo on the Millennium Falcon.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) July 24, 2014
Snyder is currently working on a new DC Comics film Justice League, due out in 2017. It will feature heroes including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) teaming up together. It’s due for release in November 2017, and will be followed up with a sequel in 2019.