Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Has Batman Gags, And DC Fans Are Obsessed

Chip and Batman
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Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers has arrived and, to put it mildly, it’s a blast. The breezy film not only revives two of Disney’s most beloved characters, but it also oozes action, humor and heart. What the movie also has is a cavalcade of pop culture references that are sure to delight viewers of all ages, whether they grew up in the heart of the ‘80s or in the 2010s. Something that likely caught audiences of all ages, though, were the A+ Batman gags. They’ve since been shared across social media, and DC fans seem obsessed.

Early on in Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers, viewers catch a glimpse of a billboard for the movie Batman vs. E.T., a clear nod to Zack Snyder’s 2016 superhero flick, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, the gag goes a step further by later showing a portion of the faux film, which Dale is seen watching with his dog. And within the footage, one can see that this Dark Knight is meant to be Ben Affleck’s polarizing iteration of the character. Check out this Twitter post to get a glimpse of him: 

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Voiced by Jorma Taccone, this version of the Caped Crusader is a spot-on imitation of the hero who has appeared in the DC Extended Universe over the past several years. And if you think the Bat’s encounter with Steven Spielberg’s beloved alien isn’t as compelling as his bout with the Man of Steel, you’d be wrong. As another user shared, the fictional battle ended in a (humorously) emotional way that even made Dale shed a tear: 

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Chip ‘N Dale actually has an interesting behind-the-scenes connection to Zack Snyder’s 2016 DC Comics adaptation, as the two productions share the same cinematographer in Larry Fong. Another fan made note of this while discussing a particular shot from Batman vs. E.T., which may excite fans of the famous Knightmare sequence

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Speaking of the fans, it seems the Disney movie’s spoof has caught the attention of some who’ve been leading the “Restore the SnyderVerse” campaign. One such person jokingly argued on Twitter that this latest parody is another reason why Zack Snyder’s original vision for the DCEU should be revisited: 

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There’s no telling whether that’ll actually come to fruition, but what’s clear right now is that audiences and critics are enjoying Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers. CinemaBlend’s own Mike Reyes, in his review, praised the movie for turning a Disney classic into a cool crime caper. All in all, the film delivered on the wacky weirdness that was teased in the trailer. Another user lauded the feature in their own reaction while also revealing their desire for Batman vs. E.T. to become a reality: 

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I honestly have to admit that anything seems possible in this ever-changing Hollywood landscape at this point. And honestly, who wouldn’t at least be curious to see what a battle between the Dark Knight and the extraterrestrial would look like? Color me intrigued but, like most of the aforementioned DC fans, I’m content with the mere gags presented here. 

Check out Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers with a Disney+ subscription, and you can also stream Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition using an HBO Max subscription.

Erik Swann
Senior Content Producer

Covering superheroes, sci-fi, comedy, and almost anything else in film and TV. I eat more pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.