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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Hilariously Call Out ‘Batman’ at the Oscars

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Hilariously Call Out ‘Batman’ at the Oscars

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito reunited at the Oscars to present awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. Certainly, the duo is famous for their collaborations in movies such as Twins and Junior. Yet, it was their witty jabs at Batman that truly stole the show at the Oscars, sending the audience into hysterics. You might say DeVito played the Oscar crowd like a harp from hell

“Arnold and I are presenting tonight together for a very obvious reason,” DeVito began. “We’ve both tried to kill Batman!” Schwarzenegger shot back to applause.

Of course, DeVito portrayed the Penguin in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, pitting him against Michael Keaton’s Batman and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger challenged George Clooney’s Batman as the menacing Mr. Freeze in the critically panned Batman and Robin.

During the Oscars, Schwarzenegger mentioned that his character was vanquished by Batman by exploiting his vulnerability – Mr. Freeze’s enduring love for his late wife. “Oh. He threw me out a window!” a bemused DeVito replied about his Penguin death scene. “There he is. He’s right here. He’s right there. Look!”

The camera panned to Michael Keaton in the audience. Keaton, who had been a presenter at the Oscars earlier that night, shared the stage with his Beetlejuice co-star Catherine O’Hara.

“You have a lot of nerve to show your face around here,” Schwarzenegger grumbled to Keaton. DeVito then belted out: “We’ll see you after the Governor’s Ball, pal!”

Social Media Flaps Its Wings Over Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito’s Oscars Bit

Decades have passed since Schwarzenegger and DeVito portrayed comic book villains on the silver screen. However, it was just last year when Keaton made a return as Batman, reprising the superhero in a supporting role alongside Ezra Miller in Warner Bros.’ The Flash.

Regardless, social media was teeming with chatter about Arnold Schwarzenegger Danny DeVito’s Batman takedown at the Oscars. “Keaton Arnold Devito segment. Best segment so far. Genuine laugh,” one fan tweeted.

“That Batman segment with Arnie, Devito, and Keaton was so funny,” another agreed. “This was actually hilarious. Not even acknowledging Twins and Keaton playing it straight was great,” yet another fan chimed in.

“I never thought I [would] see the day two former Batman villains took the stage and discuss how they were defeated by him. And Micheal Keaton was like, ‘Bring in on,’” added another fan.

Meanwhile, one Oscars viewer believes this year’s host Jimmy Kimmel might be out of a job. “These two should have hosted the Oscars!”, a gleeful viewer wrote.