'Saturday Night Live' Parodies Batman With Wayne Thanksgiving Sketch

With Justice League hitting theaters this weekend, Saturday Night Live thought it the perfect [...]

With Justice League hitting theaters this weekend, Saturday Night Live thought it the perfect opportunity to have some fun at the expense of DC Comics' Dark Knight, the Batman.

In a sketch from last night's episode. Bruce Wayne, played by Beck Bennett, is holding his annual food drive for the Thanksgiving holiday. Several locals – played by Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, and guest host Chance the Rapper – are grateful for Wayne's generosity, but they're also openly critical of the Batman.

The locals wonder why it is that Batman spends so much time in their neighborhood, and they vow to pay him back for all of the broken bones he's inflicted on them over minor if any offenses. Wayne tries to play it cool and to not get agitated and give himself away.

Watch the sketch above.

In Justice League, Bruce Wayne is played by Ben Affleck, who says he's already considering how to depart the role. However, Affleck also explained why the world needs heroes like those in the Justice League.

"We certainly are in need of heroes in 2017," Affleck says. "There's a lot of stuff going on in the world, from natural to man-made disasters, and it's really scary. Part of the appeal of this genre is wish fulfillment: Wouldn't it be nice if there was somebody who can save us from all this, save us from ourselves, save us from the consequences of our actions and save us from people who are evil?"

Affleck also previously explained how Batman in Justice League is different from his debut performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

"This is a very different dynamic for Bruce Wayne from the first movie, where he was full of anger and resentment and a kind of irrational rage towards Superman," Affleck said in an interview. "Here, he's really in the mode of your more classic Batman story, where he's more heroic, trying to save and protect people, trying to build this unit. That was a totally different thing. The idea that this character is trying to assemble a group and get them to work together. Because Batman is a kind of internal, dark, conflicted guy. So it was challenging for him to turn outward and try to get all these people to work together."

Justice League is now playing in theaters. The film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.