Austin Butler & Tom Hardy's Biker Movie Was Already Spoiled By A 16-Year-Old TV Show

Before the new video, The Bikeriders looked a lot like a TV show from 16 years ago. Now, this TV show may have already given away the ending of the movie.  

A popular 16-year-old sitcom spoiled Austin Butler and Tom Hardy's new picture, The Bikeriders. Jeff Nichols' drama The Bikeriders has been delayed too long due to difficulties. The SAG-AFTRA strike delayed The Bikeriders' December 1, 2023 publication.   

The Bikeriders was dismissed by its studio and acquired by Focus Features in November 2023 after the strike, pushing its release date to June 21, 2024.  

The Bikeriders follows Chicago biker organisation Vandals MC's rise and collapse in the 1960s. Tom Hardy plays Johnny, the Vandals' creator, and Austin Butler plays Benny, a young man who befriends Johnny.   

The Vandals' problems were shown in a new trailer produced by Focus Features for The Bikeriders, but the MC's future was spoilt by a decade-old TV show.The Bikeriders resembles Sons of Anarchy.   

Sons of Anarchy, developed by Kurt Sutter, introduced Charming, California's SAMCRO biker gang from 2008–2014. Sons of Anarchy follows SAMCRO's VP and heir, Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the son of a founder.  

Jax's stepfather, President Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman), ran SAMCRO with different ideals than his father.Clay's gun and drug trafficking drove SAMCRO down dark paths that nearly ended with the MC in Sons of Anarchy.  

After returning from the Vietnam War, Jax's father, John, and fellow founder Piermonth “Piney” Winston struggled to fit in, therefore SAMCRO was created for guys who wanted independence and didn't want to conform.   

Despite many deaths, including Jax, SAMCRO survived Sons of Anarchy.The Bikeriders teaser shows Johnny wishing to start a biker club and Damon Herriman's Brucie saying they 'belong nowhere else, so we belong together'   

The Vandals MC grows violent and involved in drug trafficking, gambling, and more, causing tension with rival clubs. Johnny and the Vandals may end tragically due to Clay and Jax's betrayals after they lost sight of their purpose and engaged in illegal actions.  

Jax found his father's manifesto and wants to honour him by restoring SAMCRO to John's vision. The more Jax learned about his family and the club, the more disillusioned he became and did the reverse of what he intended.   

Benny can save the Vandals like Jax failed by directing them down a road that won't collapse the MC and kill its members.   

Instead of Clay and Jax's power grab, the Bikeriders might focus on Vandals friendship and how the club's direction affects them. Comparing The Bikeriders and Sons of Anarchy is obvious, but their differences allow them to coexist.  

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