Watch Spider-Man's epic clash with Batman on a Toronto subway train

Among the highlights of this battle between Spider-Man and Batman on a subway in Toronto the other day: 1) Batman attempting to do the Christian Bale growl while Spider-Man claims he could stop the train with his bare hands. 2) Spidey taunting Batman about his dead parents, and Bats retorting that Spidey's parents weren't international spies, but rather "international feces." 3) The pull-up contest. 4) The "hanging from the ceiling" contest." 5) The taunt, "Batman, or Bat-bitch?" 6) "I have a PhD in kicking ass." "I'm 50 percent Clydesdale." 7) The wrestling moves that the superheroes try out on each other, including some that may have originated with Shatner. 8) The way Spider-Man finally spanks Batman, just once.


According to CTV, the video is the work of Sean Ward, creator of the viral short "Batman's Night Out." Ward explains: "I've been a big fan of these characters. I think people are enjoying the characterizations of these guys in my work." There's another chapter in the Spider-Man/Batman saga coming tomorrow.

Here's the final part of that battle, as broadcast on Canadian TV with commentary from CTV anchors, which makes it way better somehow:

Here's their previous confrontation, from back in May:

[via CTV News]



This brings back memories of some guerrilla filmmaking I was involved in just after college. Friend was producing a short and one scene had a chase on a subway. My friend, the Producer, played the part of a homeless guy. Two others in the scene were doing the chase. (I was doing sound for this shoot.) We'd run onto a subway car, start shooting and the Producer/homeless guy character would start doing one of those, "I'm sorry to disturb you, but I'm homeless..." speeches, then the two guys in the chase just started scuffling in the middle of the subway car.

Everyone on the train would be pretty surprised to see all this going down, so we got great natural reactions from people. They usually didn't realize we were actually filming something until it was just about done (we were really subtle with the camera and the mics were all lavaliers).

Then we'd all run off at the next stop where we could change over, cross to the other platform, get on a new train and shoot the scene again until we got all the takes we needed.

Good times, good times...