Coheed and Cambria just gave the world a much sweeter version of Batman v Superman, featuring a romance between a Batman and a Superman cosplayer who meet one another while performing in Times Square.
The music video has a certain magical realism that is characteristic of the band’s unusual work; the story mostly follows the Batman performer, who never takes his costume off, even when he’s at home by himself. It’s almost as though these costumes are more representative of the characters’ core identities rather than meant to be taken literally, but who knows?
Here’s how C&C lead singer Claudio Sanchez described his vision for the video:
When I think of these two iconic characters, I think of opposite attraction. I think of myself and my wife. How two opposite ends of a spectrum can create harmony and balance.
In one way or another, these characters have been paired up with like-minded love interests, the Bat and the Cat… The Alien and the Amazonian… I wanted to bring the Dark and the Light together.
Sanchez is, of course, referring obliquely to Catwoman and Wonder Woman, the sometimes-partners of Batman and Superman respectively — but I think we can all see how the Dark Knight and this Kryptonian fellow might also make for a good couple, if they ever gave it a shot. Opposites attract, after all!
(via New Now Next)
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