Now playing in theaters, Justice League features the first live-action team-up between some of the biggest heroes in comics. Batman recruits Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to combat an alien invasion, but if these A-listers aren't available, then what's a Batman to do? Well, the below video imagines that he'd have to settle for the second stringers to help him save the world. Check out this parody video of Justice League in which Batman turns has to assemble the B-Team, which includes Howard the Duck and other, uh, favorites.
Okay, so maybe calling them the B-Team is a little too generous. This is more like the D-Team of superheroes. Created by Funny Or Die, this video parody reimagines the trailer for Justice League, with Bruce Wayne seeking to recruit some less popular heroes to help him save the planet. Ignoring the barrier between universes, Batman meets the Howard the Duck, Steel (who actually is a Justice Leaguer in the comics, by the way), Barb Wire, and Blankman. Now that's a team that can really get the job done! With "Come Together" blasting in the soundtrack, the trailer works surprisingly well cut with Justice League footage. Blankman stepping in for The Flash is a particular highlight.
Just about every character in the video is a character from a terrible 80s and 90s superhero movie, back when studios weren't throwing millions of dollars at them. In the video you'll find: Steel, the laughably terrible DC movie starring Shaquille O'Neal; Blankman, a comedy starring Damon Wayans as an inept crimefighter; Barb Wire, which starred Pamela Anderson and explains why it took so long to get Wonder Woman made; and Howard the Duck, one of the most maligned films of all time, and needs no introduction. Those who stick to the end will also see cameos from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Mask, Spy Kids, Mario and Luigi, The Power Rangers, Zorro, Underdog and Jaden Smith's Karate Kid. Now that's a crew right there.
Unfortunately, you won't find any of these characters popping up this weekend in Justice League, but that's no reason not to show your support for the superhero team-up. The blockbuster did alright at the box office Thursday night, tying for the fifth-best opening night of 2017. Justice League is suspected to bow out the weekend with $110 million domestically and a worldwide total of over $300 million. Critically, however, it hasn't been doing as well, with reviews being fairly mixed so far.
Justice League is in theaters right now, and as far as I know, Howard the Duck is not in a post-credits scene. To learn more about the movie, be sure to check out what we know so far about the superhero blockbuster.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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