It’s a question that has bothered comic fans for years: who would win a fight between Batman and The Avengers? Well, screenwriter Max Landis has figured out exactly who would come out on top in this contest, insisting that the Caped Crusader would be victorious.
Landis, who has written the likes of Chronicle, American Ultra, and the upcoming Victor Frankenstein, took to Twitter to explain just how he thinks Bruce Wayne’s masked vigilante would dispense with The Hulk, Iron-Man, Vision, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Captain America.
Before Landis documented how Batman would decimate each of The Avengers, the writer explained how he reached his conclusion.
“My opinion on this stems not from my love of preference of individual characters, but rather for how the characters work best. The Avengers work best when vulnerable; Batman works best when he’s written as a domineering and intense force of nature.”
Landis then added that he thinks The Avengers would “stand a better chance” in the second fight between the duo. However, he insisted that “Round 1 goes like this.”
“Okay, so let’s say The Avengers appear in a city with Batman and they fight…
Banner gets knock-out darted before he turns into Hulk
Iron-Man’s suit gets hacked real quick
Vision gets EMP’d reeeeal quick
Thor gets Batwing’d into a building and then glued down with polymer
B Wids and H-Eye get knocked the f out
Cap’s a fight but Batman wins”
Landis then went on to add the caveat of, “Honestly, if they fought him one on one it would be a fairer fight because he wouldn’t be able to use the city against them as effectively; that ninja training is gonna be a b**** for the rough and tumble MCU Avengers.”
However, despite his insistence that Batman would actually win in the bout, Landis insisted that he actually prefers both Captain American and Iron Man, who are played by Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as characters to Batman.
And before you could even ask, Landis made sure to point out that there was no point in anyone asking him who would win in a fight between Superman and The Avengers.
He declared, “Superman fighting the Avengers is just… not a fight. There’s no tactical element to it. He just punches all of them once.”
people were curious as to how I thought Batman would beat the entire MCU Avengers in a fight. in my estimation: pic.twitter.com/Dmn2wHpiLa
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) September 17, 2015
We’ll find out who can win in a bout between Batman and Superman when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released on March 26, 2016.