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In Justice League Parody, Batman Has To Call In the Backups

Image: Funny or Die
Image: Funny or Die

The problem with calling in the big guns is that sometimes, the big guns are busy. They’ve got important big gun stuff to do, after all. But when a hero like Batman needs help, he really needs it. So, uh, well, let’s see who we can find.


That’s the implicit premise of Funny Or Die’s Justice League parody, which rebuilds the film’s trailer to follow Batfleck’s increasingly dire quest to assemble a worthwhile B Team out of minor cinematic heroes. It’s quite an ensemble: there’s Barb Wire, from Barb Wire (learning that was actually her name is, by the way, the highlight of my morning), Shaq’s I-visited-a-junkyard-once-and-had-a-dream version of Steel, Blankman, and Howard the Duck. Because when you’re that desperate, concerns like Marvel vs. DC are beside the point.

You can check out the video, which layers on the bawdy jokes and the absurdity, below. And Justice League, with a moderately better (kidding!) superhero team, is in theaters now. We didn’t hate it.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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Dare I admit I edited the novelization of STEEL?

I swear to God, it seemed like a good idea at the time. :)