He might be onto something. Stay with him here.
John Mayer is not the first person to tie the 2016 movie "The Accountant" to the DCEU's Batman movies. The first would probably be Ben Affleck, since he stars in both sets of Warner Bros. films. But there are deeper levels, and the singer decided to go down that rabbit hole after Christmas.
Before getting into John Mayer's theory, a SPOILER ALERT is due if you haven't seen "The Accountant":
Now that we've settled it that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, I would like to posit that The Accountant is a Batman movie.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 26, 2017
Here we go: it's a Bruce Wayne origin story. We see that he is both trained in fighting and accounting. His father was shot. His trailer/storage space is the first bat-cave. He is beginning to acquire great wealth. His brother will become his arch nemesis.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 26, 2017
What do you think? Is he Bat-sh*t crazy? Fans don't think so...
This guy gets it.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 26, 2017
Bingo— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 26, 2017
Yes.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 26, 2017
I always wondered about Batman's wealth... it all makes sense now knowing he is also the accountant. He is probably so excited that tax season is coming up. He can do taxes while fighting white collar crime.— Whitney kerler (@kerler_whitney) December 28, 2017
Seth Lee, who plays the younger version of Ben Affleck's character in "The Accountant," added his two cents:
I mean, Ben and I did film this while on set for the Accountant so your theory maybe correct pic.twitter.com/30C4MfJgyx— Seth Lee (@SuperSethLee) December 26, 2017
💥kabooooooom💥— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 27, 2017
Nice. The debate may continue -- on both "The Accountant" as a Batman movie and "Die Hard" as a Christmas movie -- but at least fans have been given some points to ponder into 2018. And since a sequel to "The Accountant" is reportedly in the works, we can cross our fingers for some kind of Bat signal linking the two universes.
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