8:57pm PT by Jennifer Konerman
Conan Takes the Batmobile for a Ride, Welcomes 'Batman v. Superman' Cast
Conan O'Brien celebrated all things superhero on his Thursday night episode of Conan on TBS, gathering the cast of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter and director Zack Snyder sat down with O'Brien and Andy Richter to talk about the box-office hit.
But first, he and Richter had to get to work in style, so they rented — what else? — the Batmobile.
In a bit that also served as the episode's cold open, they took a joy ride in Batman's car around Los Angeles. Richter even found an old CD in the car to rock out to called "Bruce Wayne's Hot Jamz '16," featuring such hits as Spin Doctors' "Two Princes."
"For a guy who lost his parents violently, he knows how to have a good time!" O'Brien said, before finding Batman's voice modulator and getting distracted. They also tried out the cloaking device, but had trouble with a few of the car's other buttons.
Affleck and Cavill first joined O'Brien onstage to talk about their reactions when they got the call to join the film. Affleck initially said no, simply "because I'm not Batman," and Cavill missed the call because he was playing World of Warcraft at the time "and had my priorities straight." Affleck also shared how he ran in to Christian Bale while Halloween costume shopping, who gave him some important advice on playing the Dark Knight: "Make sure you get a zipper in that suit."
Adams and Gadot joined the heroes onstage, and the Lois Lane actress shared that although she has no extra powers like her co-stars, the one super power she would want is definitely mind reading. "But the closest I can come is just eavesdropping."
Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor, still hasn't seen the film (he doesn't like to watch himself) but he's "curious what happens next."
Batman v. Superman was released in theaters on March 25, opening to a massive $166.1 million in what became the biggest Easter weekend in history.
Watch the cold open below.