Peacemaker’s Batman double wins the hearts of an unexpected fandom after he’s seen using a limited-edition Sailor Moon phone.
Despite the fact that they both fight evil in the moonlight, there doesn’t seem to be much crossover between Batman fans and Sailor Moonbut that could change thanks to actor Matt Turner.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the Peacemaker Season 1 finale, streaming now on HBO Max.
Turner participated in the production of the HBO Max original series Peacemaker, where he played the role of Batman. Unfortunately, his Caped Crusader and an appearance by Cyborg were cut from the final cut of the series. Even so, the actor’s time in the bat costume has earned them a surprising new fan base. Eagle-eyed Twitter user @Startboii1 noticed Turner’s mirror selfie was taken using a rare limited edition Sailor Moon smartphone. The now discontinued phone was originally produced by Chinese company Meitu in 2017 and has become a coveted prize among collectors.
Yes, it’s a Sailor Moon phone!! I bought it on eBay from a Taiwanese dealer. Unfortunately, the phone was abandoned
— Matt Turner 🇨🇦 (@TunaPhish09) February 22, 2022
Turner, whose Twitter profile says they are huge Nintendo fans, star wars and of course, Sailor Moon, confirmed that they were indeed using the coveted merchandise pictured. “Yes, it’s a Sailor Moon phone!! I bought it on eBay from a Taiwanese dealer. Unfortunately, the phone was discontinued,” Turner said. Turner then supported their Sailor Moon fandom by posting photos of their Sailor Mercury cosplay.
Turner’s Cyborg and Batman were originally slated to appear alongside the rest of the Justice League in the series finale. Peacemaker. In response to being asked why the characters were cut, director James Gunn replied “You know, I don’t know what I can [say] — there are reasons for that, but I don’t really know if I can say what those reasons are. It might have to do with future things.” Fans have speculated that the characters might have been cut from the show due to Ben Affleck’s uncertain future with the DCEU and actor Ray’s public complaints. Fisher on how he was treated by Justice League director Joss Whedon and Warner Bros.’ management.
Sailor Moon was created by artist and writer Naoko Takeuchi and was first released in Japan in 1991. The series is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the original anime adaptation – although no new branded smartphones are yet to be released. ‘ has been announced, the series’ producers are marking the occasion with a new collaboration with Sanrio, which will pair each of the Sailor Scouts with one of the company’s mascots for a new line of merchandise. The franchise’s most recent animated release, the Eternal Sailor Moon film series, is now available to stream via Netflix.
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