It seems that the hero that the Terminator-filled future needs is an aged Batman, who has teamed up with John Connor. Take five minutes to watch this fantastic fan film.

Batman versus The Terminator was conceived by Tony Guerrero and animated by Mitchell Hammond, with music by Noir Deco. The filmmakers have even included a backstory for the short:

30 years have passed since Bruce Wayne survived Skynet's nuclear blasts in August of '97. Iron demons now roam the planet, and without the requirement to defend the innocent against crime and injustice, Wayne has seeked refuge in the bomb shelter that saved his life; the Batcave.

Having scavenged the wasteland for resources, he discovers the radio of a dead soldier. There is static over a frequency. Flesh and blood is rising up to the west. With The Stinger; a riot control vehicular unit built before the apocalypse along with a refitted bomb blast vest, Batman makes his way across what remains of the United States to join forces with the man determined to neutralize the electronic menace - John Conner.

And it's a good thing he did, because it's fun to watch this post-apocalyptic Batman in action.

[via ComicsAlliance]