True story: in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, Trump Tower in New York City was used as the headquarters of Wayne Enterprises.
Now President Donald Trump even attended the New York City premiere of the movie.
Why bring this up? [Donald Trump's Inauguration Address Compared To Bane Speech From 'Dark Knight Rises', Access Hollywood, 1-20-17]:
Part of Donald Trump's inaugural address sounded awfully familiar to some Batman fans.
|A real photo of Donald J. Trump at the 2012 New York City premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. In the background is an image of the man he quoted in his inaugural address...|
Following the new President's swearing in on Friday, social media users noted that one line from his speech seemed to echo supervillain Bane from "The Dark Knight Rises."
Speaking on the front steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Trump told his audience that "we are transferring the power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people."
In Christopher Nolan's 2012 film, Tom Hardy's masked character shares a similar sentiment while pledging to shift control in Gotham City.
"We take Gotham from the corrupt, the rich, the oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you – the people," Bane says. "Gotham is yours."Bane was, of course, the actual hero of The Dark Knight Rises (as a member of the League of Shadows, he worked as a check against the corruption of society that Batman lacked the courage to actually confront).
There can be absolutely no doubt Trump, or his speechwriter, knew exactly what they were doing when they added this line into his address.
Absolutely, positively no doubt.
Buckle up. It's going to be a hell of a first 100 days.