Dark Knight Foe Co-Opts Romney

Posted July 18, 2012 at 6:04pm

An aloof multibillionaire is being targeted by nefarious forces.

Yes, it’s the plot of the final installment of auteur Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” (opening this Friday). But the film’s psychotic villain, the masked miscreant known as Bane, has broken through the fourth wall to lampoon presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Twitter.

Bane Capital pic
(Courtesy Twitter)

The @BaneCapital feed, a mash-up of Batman’s worst nightmare and Romney’s embattled former company, sprang to life earlier this afternoon. And its anonymous creator has already had loads of fun marrying comic-verse threats with ripped-from-the-headlines drama.

Our favorite taunts (so far) include:

  • Corporations are people, my friends. And we will free Gotham’s corporation-people from useless laws and regulations;
  • We will free Gotham’s people … from taxes on income above $250,000 per year; and,
  • When Gotham is in ashes, Bane Capital will maximize returns by leveraging its 93% investment in Gotham Ash Collections, Inc.

How will this saga end?

Tune in tomorrow — same HOH-time, same HOH-channel!