Flashback: Batman and Superman love Nokia, the X-Males use LG

A few weeks in the past we regarded again at some telephones with true star energy – telephones featured in blockbuster movies. Since Marvel characters featured closely in that (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Steve Rogers/Captain America and others), we thought that this week we will take a look on the handsets seen it different superhero franchises.

We’ll begin with DC, after all, particularly Christopher Nolan’s The Darkish Knight Rises (2012). It incorporates a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, which was modified by the top of Wayne Enterprises to emit a sound pulse, much like how a bat does echolocation. However even with fictional superpowers Symbian was a goner. Nokia’s (or ought to we are saying Microsoft’s) new love was Home windows Telephone.

Flashback: Batman and Superman love Nokia, the X-Men use LG

Whereas not seen within the film itself, Nokia tried to make the very best of the advertising and marketing and launched a Lumia 800 The Dark Knight Rises restricted version. And we do imply restricted – solely 40 have been made. They’d the bat brand etched on the again and a few multimedia content material pre-loaded.


Nokia Lumia 800 The Dark Knight Rises limited edition: only 40 made
Nokia Lumia 800 The Dark Knight Rises limited edition: only 40 made

Nokia Lumia 800 The Darkish Knight Rises restricted version: solely 40 made

In case you missed out on that one, there was additionally the Lumia 900 The Dark Knight Rises restricted version, consisting of a whopping 900 models.

Flashback: Batman and Superman love Nokia, the X-Men use LG

T-Cell US needed a bit of the motion and Nokia obliged by altering the again of its Lumia 710 telephones with new panels that had a splash of branding. That was fairly lazy in additional methods than one, in some way a yellow or a pink again doesn’t make us assume “Batman”.

Flashback: Batman and Superman love Nokia, the X-Men use LG

The earlier movie within the trilogy additionally had a restricted version cellphone, although it’s barely price mentioning – the Nokia 6205 The Darkish Knight version was a primary flip cellphone for Verizon.


The Nokia 6205 Dark Knight for Verizon didn't turn many heads
The Nokia 6205 Dark Knight for Verizon didn't turn many heads
The Nokia 6205 Dark Knight for Verizon didn't turn many heads

The Nokia 6205 Darkish Knight for Verizon did not flip many heads

Nolan left the director’s chair (however stayed on as a producer) and Zack Snyder took over for Man of Metal (2013). The Nokia Lumia 925 is featured within the trailer and there was a limited edition that premiered the day after the film. As soon as once more the mannequin quantity dictated what number of models have been produced, 925 on this case.


Nokia Lumia 925 Man of Steel limited edition (available only in China, 925 units made)
Nokia Lumia 925 Man of Steel limited edition (available only in China, 925 units made)

Nokia Lumia 925 Man of Metal restricted version (obtainable solely in China, 925 models made)

The Nokia/DC love story didn’t finish there. In 2015 Henry Cavill, who performs Superman within the Snyderverse, posted on Instagram that he obtained a brand new Lumia 950. Cavill has at all times been a little bit of a geek – lately, he posted a video on Instagram displaying how he assembled his new gaming PC – so we’d prefer to assume that the Lumia publish was extra than simply corporate-mandated advertising and marketing.

Flashback: Batman and Superman love Nokia, the X-Men use LG

Let’s shift over to the Fox franchises – technically, they’re based mostly on Marvel comics, however are usually not a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

In Implausible 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Dr. Reed Richards (aka Mr. Implausible) is seen utilizing a Nokia 770 Web Pill. That was the gadgets official identify, thoughts you, its 4.13” show (800 x 480 px) and Wi-Fi 802.11g connectivity barely qualifies it for both of these phrases.


The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet from 2005 was a very early attempt at the
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet from 2005 was a very early attempt at the

The Nokia 770 Web Pill from 2005 was a really early try on the “pill” idea

LG, having parted methods with the MCU, moved over to Fox’s new X-Males films and paired off telephones from its LG X sequence with a number of the well-known mutants. These have been fairly tenuous, e.g. the LG X Style was likened to the shape-shifting Mystique and the LG X Mach to Quicksilver. Others made even much less sense, like LG X Power and Professor X pairing or the LG X Cam and Cyclops.


LG X phones meet the X-men
LG X phones meet the X-men
LG X phones meet the X-men
LG X phones meet the X-men

LG X telephones meet the X-men

That’s sufficient for as we speak, however we’re not almost executed. Transformers, Mission Unattainable and different franchises have had fascinating cellphone cameos too. Even Captain Kirk within the new Star Trek films makes use of a Nokia – that was odd to see, contemplating that Star Trek popularized small wi-fi communication gadgets again within the 60s, lengthy earlier than “cellular phone” was even a phrase (Nokia was nonetheless making rubber again then).

In case you can’t await the subsequent installment, take a look at this article from 2015, which covers just a few different gadgets.

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