One skillful Fallout 4 fan uses Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG to recreate the first trailer for DC Films’ forthcoming super hero movie Justice League.
Now that film director Zack Snyder officially revealed the initial trailer for Justice League at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 earlier this week, the YouTuber known as UpIsNotJump has pounced on the opportunity to recreate the first bit of footage for the super hero movie in Fallout 4. Using a combination of mods and the open world title’s character creation system, each of DC Comics’ most iconic figures featured in the trailer, including Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, receive makeovers to provide them with duds more suitable for the post-apocalyptic Wasteland of Fallout 4.
Whether or not fans actually liked what was shown in the actual Justice League trailer or even the entirety of its precursor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, one would be hard pressed to not admire the dedication and craftsmanship UpIsNotJump displays in his most recent Fallout 4 recreation. In truth, the nearly shot-for-shot remake using the action-RPG’s assets might actually be his best work yet.
However, as seen in UpIsNotJump’s video below, there are several moments where the limitations of Fallout 4 can’t capture the movements and nuances of the Justice League actors in action, or even the film’s physical properties. For instance, the scene in which Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen meet for the first time shows how a lot of aspects of the trailer get lost in translation during the recreation process, for when the World’s Greatest Detective throws what’s supposed to be a Batarang at the Flash, it ends up being a six-sided shuriken instead. Nevertheless, the YouTuber’s editing and pacing is on point, particularly in the moments where he uses the Far Harbor DLC‘s setting for the scenes between Batman and Aquaman.
As a lot of Fallout 4 fans are probably aware at this point, UpIsNotJump has basically cornered the market when it comes to recreating film trailers in Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic game. As it happens, the YouTuber’s content is specifically interested in the super hero genre. Not only has he remade DC properties by also using one of the trailers for Suicide Squad as inspiration, but also UpIsNotJump has given nods to Marvel products as well. Earlier this year, in fact, he recreated some promotional footage for Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: Civil War with the game.
If comic books aren’t some people’s cup of tea, UpIsNotJump has also forayed into the world of television for his Fallout 4 remakes. One of his more popular creations takes its cues from episodes of the first season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty, with the titular characters being recontextualized within Bethesda’s Boston Commonwealth Wasteland.
With so many Fallout 4-related projects under his belt at this point, it’s difficult to imagine that UpIsNotJump will stop any time soon. Hopefully, though, he will take a break from re-imagining pop culture properties in the game and make more original pieces in the future, like his bizarre Super Mutant rap video starring Strong.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.