"The Batman" Movie was Inspired By Kurt Cobain (Intense Trailer!)

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The Batman: "There is nothing more terrifying than a man who has made up his mind."

Batman director Matt Reeves is crediting Kurt Cobain for the inspiration behind his version of the iconic Gotham superhero. The first trailer for the Spring reboot features Nirvana's "Something in the Way" and a more recent trailer includes an orchestral version of the same song. In an interview with Empire, Reeves shares that the music selection was not coincidental. Reeves says while writing the first act of the movie he listened to the song and that it created an image in his head of a fictionalized Kurt Cobain in a decaying manor. Reeves says that's where the inspiration came from to shift Bruce Wayne from a "playboy" type character to one who's undergone great tragedy to become a recluse.

"When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana's 'Something in the Way', That's when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we've seen before, there's another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse. I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant's Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor,"

Reeves adds he was reminded of the 2005 Gus Van Sant film Last Days, a fictional film that's loosely based on Cobain's death.

Cobain and The Batman are immediately connected in the film's trailer with the song "Something in the Way." The movie stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader and hits theaters March 4, 2022.

The Batman isn't the first superhero film to use Nirvana's music. "Come as You Are" is featured in Captain Marvel, while Black Widow opens with a choir version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
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UPDATED WITH THE NEW SONG from Maria and Andy! And In This Moment/Black Veil Brides Tour details include Columbus.

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In This Moment and Black Veil Brides rescheduled their U.S. tour together after the forced pandemic postponement of 2020. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am and includes DED and Raven Black! Kicks off on 9/17 in Nebraska with 2 Ohio stops! Halloween weekend in Columbus on October 30th at Express Live! (Listen to win tickets from the Blitz all this week in the 1 O'Clock hour (5/17-5/21) The 2nd stop happens Nov 11th in Cleveland at The Agora!

Listen for the new track "Meet Me In The Fire" premiering this Friday, May 19th! It features In This Moments' Maria Brink and Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Black. It will be included on the 'Dark Nights: Death Metal' soundtrack (DC Comics 'Dark Nights: Death Metal' series) The soundtrack comes out digitally June 18 and physically July 16. You'll find the full tracklist below:

01 – Mastodon – "Forged By Neron"
02 – Chelsea Wolfe – "Diana"
03 – HEALTH / Tyler Bates – "ANTI-LIFE" (feat. Chino Moreno of Deftones)
04 – Maria Brink of In This Moment / Tyler Bates – "Meet Me In Fire" (feat. Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides)
05 – Grey Daze – "Anything, Anything"
06 – Rise Against – "Broken Dreams, Inc."
07 – Manchester Orchestra – "Never Ending"
08 – Denzel Curry / PlayThatBoiZay – "Bad Luck"
09 – Carach Angren – "Skull With A Forked Tongue"
10 – Starcrawler – "Good Time Girl"
11 – GUNSHIP / Tyler Bates – "Berserker" (feat. Dave Lombardo of Suicidal Tendencies, etc.)
12 – Greg Puciato / Tyler Bates / Gil Sharone – "Now You've Really Done It"
13 – Show Me The Body – "Stone Cold Earth"
14 – IDLES – "Sodium"
15 – Soccer Mommy – "Kissing In The Rain"
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