The trailer shows Robert Pattinson as the new Dark Knight with a remixed version of the ‘Nevermind’ closer. The Batman trailer arrived at DC FanDome and it was unexpectedly set to an iconic Generation X song. In the song, he sings, “Underneath the bridge/The tarp has sprung a leak/And the animals I’ve trapped/Have all become my pets.” Composer Michael Giacchino added some piano and strings to better suit the song for a blockbuster release, but maintaining the vocals and some of the original guitar. In case you’ve been living “underneath the bridge” and somehow haven’t seen The Batman trailer yet, here it is…. You can listen to the studio version here…, Here are the full lyrics to “Something in the Way” by Nirvana…, “Underneath the bridgeThe tarp has sprung a leakAnd the animals I’ve trappedHave all become my petsAnd I’m living off of grassAnd the drippings from the ceilingBut it’s okay to eat fish‘Cause they don’t have any feelings”. Mike Cecchini | The Batman trailer arrived at DC FanDome and it was unexpectedly set to an iconic Generation X song. The dark, moody lyrics complement the edginess of the trailer, and how Bruce Wayne has come to be depicted, as a tortured superhero often at odds with his own demons. The trailer shows Batman investigating a series of crimes perpetrated by The Riddler, in this adaptation played by Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Swiss Army Man), who leaves clues for Batman in greeting cards. The eerie and somber trailer was set to the equally eerie and somber strains of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way,” the closing track off (well, if you don’t count the hidden track of the feedback noise exploration “Endless Nameless”) the band’s breakthrough album Nevermind. It’s a powerful, haunting performance. The final live performance of “Something in the Way” came on November 18, 1993, just six months before Cobain’s death, at the taping of Nirvana’s legendary MTV Unplugged special, which was later released as the band’s MTV Unplugged in New York album. The full schedule (for now) of upcoming DC superhero movies can be found here. Your email address will not be published. Zoe Kravitz also makes an appearance as Catwoman. ‘My Life’: Mary J. 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Cobain told Michael Azerrad in his 1993 book Come As You Are, “That was like if I was living under the bridge and I was dying of A.I.D.S., if I was sick and I couldn’t move and I was a total street person. New Jack Swing Fashion And Style: A Photo Essay, Best David Sylvian & Japan Songs: A Singular Musical Mind, ‘E=MC2’: Mariah Carey’s 2008 Album Is A Celebration, ‘Feeling Good’: Nina Simone’s Joyous Emancipation Anthem. The Batman is currently scheduled for release on Oct. 1, 2021. What would Kurt Cobain think about one of his most personal songs being used in The Batman trailer? With all of the shifting release date shenanigans happening with movies at the moment thanks to the US government’s continued mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic, don’t be surprised if that date changes further. Jeffrey Wright is also shown as Commissioner Gordon and Andy Serkis is heard, but not seen, in his role as Alfred Pennyworth. Required fields are marked *. Legend has it these lyrics were inspired by a period in Kurt Cobain’s life when he was homeless. The song details a fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain’s stint with homelessness. He's a man with a deep and abiding love of comics published before he was born, low-budget…, The Batman Trailer Breakdown and Analysis, Justice League The Snyder Cut Trailer Breakdown and Analysis, Black Adam Movie Concept Art Confirms Hawkman and the JSA, Wonder Woman 1984: Lynda Carter on Passing the Torch to Gal Gadot, Funko Gift Guide: Best Funko Pop Figures and Toys for the Holidays, Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5 Easter Eggs Explained, LEGO Gift Guide: Best LEGO Sets for the Holidays, New Netflix Christmas Movies in 2020 Ranked from Best to Worst. Sure, this song is a great fit for this trailer, but we have to wonder how Kurt Cobain would have felt about his music being used to promote a blockbuster movie. But in the context of the trailer they sound like they could be the unhinged ramblings of someone who needs a stay at Arkham (like the movie’s exceptionally creepy take on the Riddler, played by Paul Dano), or just the kind of dark thoughts that go through the mind of someone afflicted by depression (like Robert Pattinson’s exceptionally moody looking even by Batman standards Bruce Wayne). “Something in the Way” was notable for being one of the few quiet and understated track’s on the second Nirvana album, which was otherwise dominated by layers of loud guitars and Dave Grohl’s unmistakable drumming. No, you silly goose, we’re not talking about Billy Idol’s old band, we mean, you know, ’90s kids. The trailer shows Batman investigating a series of crimes perpetrated by The Riddler, in this adaptation played by Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Swiss Army Man), who leaves clues for Batman … The film is currently scheduled to be released October 1st, 2021. The song follows in a long tradition of revamping classic songs to make them more cinematic, including Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It” in the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us and the remix of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” in the trailer for Candyman. Probably nothing good. Your email address will not be published. The latest trailer for The Batman, starring Twilight and The Lighthouse actor Robert Pattinson, is accompanied by a remix of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way,” which closed out Nevermind. @wayoutstuff, Mike Cecchini is the Editor-in-Chief of Den of Geek.
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