There’s a dark cloud hanging over the Dark Knight.
Batman got bullied like never before in a comedy sketch from Conan O’Brien as the late-night comedian set up shop in San Diego for Comic-Con. Playing the part of the Caped Crusader, O’Brien attempts to switch allegiances from DC to Marvel.
Leaving a cafeteria table with DC’s Superman, Aquaman and Cyborg, Batman instead tries to get a seat with Marvel’s Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor and Black Widow. But the box-office big shots at Marvel aren’t having it.
“DC-ya later, nerd,” says Thor.
“Come on guys, DC / Marvel — what’s the difference?” Batman pleads.
“Have you checked the box office lately, Bruce Lame?” Black Panther says.
The bat bullying continues for several minutes and even includes a dig at Seattle. Batman whines about how Marvel superheroes get to have fun instead of being sad, tortured and always soaked in the rain.
“Yeah, why is it always raining, Batman?” Black Widow asks. “Is Gotham City in Seattle?”
It never really gets better for Batman — even though his sidekick Robin (Andy Richter) manages to eventually land a few zingers at the Marvel heroes’ expense.
Bam? Pow? Too little too late.