Warner Bros. recently released the first trailer for Ben Affleck’s new film, The Accountant. The action-thriller follows Christian Wolff, a man with an affinity for numbers and a lack of concern for people. During the day he’s a socially awkward, small-town government accountant. However, that’s only a guise to hide his true work — freelance accounting for criminal organizations, while also moonlighting as an incredibly skilled assassin. Sound somewhat familiar to another role Affleck recently took on?
If it does, it’s because there are a few notable similarities between Wolff and Bruce Wayne/Batman. Youtube user thatmattcaronguy also took note of this and decided to do what we were all thinking: mashup The Accountant trailer with scenes from Batman v Superman to create the ultimate trailer for what could, in many ways, pass as a Batman solo film. Check out The Accountant’s alternate trailer below, which features plenty of Bat-action.
Here is the actual trailer for comparison.
Don’t they sync up, nicely? J.K. Simmons having a part in the movie opposite Affleck only makes the “alternate” version seem that much more real, since he’s been cast as the new Commissioner Gordon. You can read the official synopsis for The Accountant below.
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
Was the film already on your radar, or are you now much more likely to see the film when it hits theaters on September 23? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
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