What do Batman and Francisco d’Anconia have in common?
They’re both inspired by Zorro – a daring crusader for justice who disguises himself as a rich, idle playboy. Plus Batman and Zorro both wear capes, while Rand describes d’Anconia as looking “as if he had a cape waving behind him in the wind.”
So why are ads for the new Atlas Shrugged movie picking a fight with capes generally and Batman specifically?
(I’m assuming it’s mainly Batman that they have in mind, since The Dark Knight Rises is the most recent movie to feature a caped hero; and most of the Avengers don’t wear capes.)
Plus – do they know that the characters in Atlas Shrugged are also not real?