Beck Bennett Is The New Batman… At Least On Saturday Night Live

With Justice League in theaters now and all the online speculation about Ben Affleck walking away from the Batman role and who might replace him, the folks at Saturday Night Live featured Bruce Wayne in a new skit. Played by Beck Bennett, Gotham's most eligible bachelor is hosting a food drive at Wayne Manor when the subject of Batman comes up. Seems the folks in certain neighborhoods aren't fans of the Caped Crusader and his tactics of leaving bad guys hanging from gargoyles.

The routine also includes a couple references to the Joker and Wayne having a hard time keeping his identity secret. The Wayne Enterprises shopping bags are a real nice touch, as is what the Joker may be planning.

Beck Bennett

The skit features Chance the Rapper, Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Redd. At 5'8", Bennett is likely the shortest actor to portray a live-action Bruce Wayne — not counting David Mazouz in the early seasons of Gotham.

And where no one takes this version as anything more than a parody, keep in mind that some folks consider Garrett Morris's appearance as Ant-Man on SNL in the '70s as what landed him a cameo in the movie.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.