Kevin Smith Wants Batman vs Darth Vader Animation From FansBy
Filmmaker Kevin Smith just did a massive canon-ball into the deep end of the Holy Shit pool. Through his blog silentbobspeaks.com, Smith has asked fans to animate a fight between Darth Vader and Batman. And the deadline is next Friday, March 16th.
Smith stated that he has never been good at drawing, or animation for that matter. “It’s frustrating to be a dreamer who cannot draw. It’s like being a penguin – the bird that cannot fly.” He stated that Steve Stark is his normal go-to guy for stuff like this, but that he is too busy to fulfill Kevin’s dreams. So he has turned to the public to make those dreams come true. Here is the criteria for the video set by Mr. Smith.
When the Dark Knight fights The Dark Side, you call the shots!
- You decide whether it’s in color or black & white!
- You decide whether a Batarang can beat a Light Saber!
- You decide if Batman needs guest stars to give him the edge!
- You decide if Boba Fett should get involved!
- You decide how bloody it gets!
- You decide who wins!
- You decide if they’re wearing pants or not!
The winner will be chosen by him and will get $500, plus a job offer cartooning for SModCo. Kevin’s cartoon company.
This idea is awesome. But it’s no piece of cake for whoever decides to take on the challenge. I like the idea a lot because it’s a chance to see two of the most iconic and infamous characters in the history of film fight to the death. Like King Kong and Godzilla, but wayyyyy more kick-ass and meaningful to the younger generations. The fight would be nothing short of epic, and any mere mortal nerd like myself would probably die just from watching it. The two original men in black going fist to fist is almost too good to pass up.
For me, $500 is not enough money for such a heavy task. Deciding which one lives and which one dies would be like deciding between two of my own children. I don’t have kids, but I can imagine the impossibility of having to make that choice. I honestly don’t even know if I could watch such a video, although I’m sure I will. The thought of those two characters brawling never even occurred to me until I read Kevin’s post. Whatever happens, someone is going to win $500 and possibly get a pretty sweet job to decide which one deserves death. That’s a choice I’m glad I don’t have to make.
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