The Batman: Looney Tunes Debuts Parody Poster With Bugs Bunny as Dark Knight

This month saw the big-screen debut of The Batman, the latest film interpretation of DC's Dark Knight. The live-action adventure brought to life a new and emotional interpretation of Batman's mythos, one that has proved to be a bonafide success for Warner Bros. as a whole, with impressive box office numbers and spinoffs already in the works. Another key Warner Bros. brand, the Looney Tunes, recently took to Twitter to play off of The Batman's success, sharing a parody poster of Bugs Bunny in a Batman costume, amid the film's red and rain-soaked aesthetic.

In The Batman, during his second year of fighting crime, Batman pursues the Riddler, a serial killer who targets elite Gotham City citizens. He uncovers corruption that connects to his own family during the investigation, and is forced to make new allies to catch the Riddler and bring the corrupt to justice.

The film's cast includes Robert Pattinson as Batman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Real, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.

"I've definitely found a little interesting thread," Pattinson explained in a recent interview. "He doesn't have a playboy persona at all, so he's kind of a weirdo as Bruce and a weirdo as Batman, and I kept thinking there's a more nihilistic slant to it. 'Cause, normally, in all the other movies, Bruce goes away, trains, and returns to Gotham believing in himself, thinking, I'm gonna change things here. But in this, it's sort of implied that he's had a bit of a breakdown. But this thing he's doing, it's not even working. Like, it's two years into it, and the crime has gotten worse since Bruce started being Batman. The people of Gotham think that he's just another symptom of how shit everything is. There's this scene where he's beating everyone up on this train platform, and I just love that there's a bit in the script where the guy he's saving is also just like: Ahh! It's worse! You're either being mugged by some gang members, or a monster comes and, like, f-cking beats everybody up! The guy has no idea that Batman's come to save him. It just looks like this werewolf."

"And I kept trying to play into that, I kept trying to think, and I'm going to express this so badly, but there's this thing with addressing trauma.... All the other stories say the death of his parents is why Bruce becomes Batman, but I was trying to break that down in what I thought was a real way, instead of trying to rationalize it," Pattinson continued. "He's created this intricate construction for years and years and years, which has culminated in this Batman persona. But it's not like a healthy thing that he's done."

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The Batman is now playing exclusively in theaters.