Here’s an incredible fan-made trailer for a Batman film called “The Batman Complex” which explores the psychological if not psychotic episodes of Bruce Wayne. The idea behind the film is the idea of Batman being a figment of Wayne’s imagination. It’s an excellent concept and premise and I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing this being made into a real film or comic. The trailer blends together various scenes from the Bale Batman franchises, The Machinists and Inception.
Here’s what the creator had to say:
…The gist of the idea revolves around a few fun topics, mainly the whole “what is real?” train of thought, and also every fans desire, deep down or upfront, to be Batman at least once in their lives. And so, I tried to craft a story where we see what happens when someone takes their dream of being Batman a little bit too far. An idea, after all, is a truly resilient parasite.
While some of it is still left a bit ambiguous both unintentionally and intentionally – while there’s only so much that can be strung together – I often like to leave a little bit open so as to see what fellow fans are able to imagine/create. One aspect I tried to hint at was the paralleling descent of both Bruce and Cobb. As Cobb and the team go deeper into Bruce’s mind, they start to encounter the truly dark issues that his subconscious houses. As a result, Cobb himself gets caught up in the obsession of all that lingers in the mind of a Batman. There are a couple fun things in there that are best left to surprise, but all in all, I’m relatively happy with how it turned out. It’s fairly fast paced and doesn’t leave much room to breath, which helps amplify the tension I think. But that’s just me.