For the past few years, the gang at How It Should Have Ended have offered animated, comedic takes on “What If?” style finales to everything from Assassin’s Creed to The Avengers to Game of Thrones: Season 1. Along the way, they’ve also launched the ongoing “Super Cafe” segments, where Batman and Superman hang out, Seinfeld-style, to chat about this and that. As producer Tina Alexander explained, “Daniel [Baxter] came up with the first appearance of ‘Super Cafe’ in our original Superman HISHE. He wanted to put Superman and Batman in a casual situation where they could talk about their lives and a diner seemed a good fit. We started to put it in all our super hero shorts but fans demanded seeing it even more than that… so we decided to start a little series of just ‘Super Café’.”
Alexander added, “And you never know who might be joining them!” Which is very true, considering a memorable recent installment found Super Mario trying to hang out with Superman and Batman, much to the dismay of the World’s Finest.
With San Diego Comic-Con just a week away, IGN is happy to present the exclusive debut of a new installment of How It Should Have Ended’s Super Cafe, with the focus on that uber-popular convention. Check out the video below, to see Batman and Superman debate the appeal of Cosplay, being the first to see footage from films like Iron Man 3 and The Hobbit and more.
Alexander noted they actually debated which of these Super Friends would be the cynic, revealing, “The original script had Superman playing the cynic and Batman pointing out that he dresses up like a human everyday (a joke we were sad to lose, but it didn’t make sense in the reversal). But then we remembered that Dark Knight Rises was suspiciously absent (in panel form) from the Con last year, which disappointed a lot of fans. So maybe Batman isn’t into it? At that point we reversed things and we felt like it was a lot funnier to have Superman threaten to make him go.”
Still, if Batman were to actually make it to Comic-Con, Alexander feels he’d change his tune. “I’m pretty certain he’d be a huge hit and become a regular attendee. How could he not enjoy all that fan love? After all, he’s Batman!”