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Here’s What It’s Like to Train Like Batman for a Month

Here’s What It’s Like to Train Like Batman for a Month

Batman’s super power is money. But there are plenty of other billionaires in the world who can’t handle themselves in a fist fight or jump from the fourth story of a derelict parking garage. Bruce Wayne takes training seriously, which is what made Michelle Khare’s quest to become Batman over a month so daunting.

Khare, who was recently menaced by an Amazon Echo in the supremely creepy short film Whisper, tackled the physical responsibility of the cape and cowl by learning Krav Maga, training to throw a Batarang with world-class knife thrower Jack Dagger, and getting vital pointers from real-life Batman Richard Cetrone, who’s been the stunt double for the character in Batman v SupermanSuicide Squad, and Justice League.

In the end, she tests her skills with a sharp, Hollywood-style fight scene (where, oddly enough, she’s heckled once again by an AI assistant). The whole video is very, very cool.

Batman is far from the first superhero assignment she’s undertaken. Khare has driven like Baby, swung like Spidey, and swung a sword like Arya as part of her MK Ultra video series, which she created to combine all of her passions into one nerdy project.

“I created the MK Ultra series as a way to merge my loves of training, extreme living, scripted content, and breaking barriers,” Khare tells me. “It’s always been a personal dream of mine to be in a superhero series or film, but I’ve never seen anyone who looks like me portrayed as a superhero in mainstream cinema. I also wanted to bring light to the incredible hard work that the stunt community does to make the films and actors we love look awesome. Everyone deserves the opportunity to look, feel, and be super.”

Image: Michelle Khare

You should Revisit Batman: TAS episodes!

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  • Harley and Ivy showcases the show’s best female characters!
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