There were a ton of amazing trailers for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but if his brother and co-writer Jonathan Nolan had his way, at least one of them would’ve included the song “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones.
“I worked in the movies for years with my brother and he was never very keen on using popular music. Which I totally get,” Nolan explained during a reddit AMA a few months back. “But I would always have suggestions and thoughts for what music we could be using,” he added
“One example — I tried for ten years to convince Chris [Nolan] to do a trailer for one of our Batman films using Paint it Black. It’s an iconic song, and it’s been used before, and I understood why he wasn’t interested.”
Last month, the YouTube channel “New Rockstars” caught wind of Nolan’s comments, and decided to take matters into their own hands. They cut together a trailer for the Dark Knight Trilogy to the song “Paint it Black”. Check it out below.
Do you think a classic song like “Paint it Black” would have fit in a Dark Knight Trilogy trailer? Or do you think Christopher Nolan made the right choice ignoring his brother’s suggestion? Let me know in the comments below.