Nerd Editorial: Fan creates Batman Vs. Superman animated Trailer

A recent image has been circulating the internet, a picture showing a scene from the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film recreated to look like something out of Batman: The Animated Series, Drawn by Bruce Timm.


This, However isn’t anything out of the show, rather it’s drawn by an amazing fan of both the new DC movies coming out as well as Artist and Animator Bruce Timm. James Strecker, has been working on a series of Artworks turning scenes from Batman Vs. Superman and Suicide Squad into works stylized after Bruce Timm.

Timm, the lead artist for Batman: TAS, has given many of us a particular mental image of Batman, and his associated characters with his unique art style. Especially for fans, including myself, who grew up during the show’s running. This unique art style has inspired many artists to pick up the pen and follow in Timm’s path. Strecker is one such artist who has gone on to create some truly awesome pieces of art.

Now that two new DC movies featuring batman, and his gallery of rogues, Strecker has decided it’s time to turn memorable scenes from the trailers for those movies into Bruce Timm Inspired Drawings.


Here is a fantastic look at the three main heroes featured in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, as if they were drawn by Timm Himself. Featured are Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. The drawing does a great job of combining the new look of the heroes with the style and detail reminiscent to Timm’s heroes.


In Streckers Recreation of the Suicide Squad group photo, instead of adding any influence from the movie he takes Timm’s characters and brings them together to show what it would have looked like if Bruce Timm were to have done an animated Suicide Squad. Featured here are Slipknot, captain boomerang, enchantress, Katana, Rick Flagg, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, And El Diablo. Although El Diablo was never featured in the DC animated Universe, and Killer Croc doesn’t quite look like his TAS self they both blend in nicely with the classic looks of the other rogues. Too bad Captain Boomerang wont look quite this awesome in the actual movie.

The trailer isn’t a recreation of the current BVS trailer, but rather something of Strecker’s own design. Using footage from the DCAU cartoons as well as some of his own work and Audio Design, he creates a great trailer, that is almost on par with the live action one. Everything flows seamlessly together to create the mood and anticipation brought out by the actual trailer. Had I seen this out of context, I would have assumed it to be for some new Animated film to go along with the hype of the Live Action one, and I would have been way excited for it. Although that’s not the case, this is still a great little piece of art that definitely adds some excitement to the upcoming release.

James your Art and passion for Bruce Timm’s style are truly amazing. I can’t wait to see more of your awesome work in the future.

-Jordan Kamm-

all images and video posted are the work of James Strecker

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  • Hi, Jordan. Thanks so much for the kind words, and for sharing my work.