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Everyone in American Hustle Is a Superhero (or Superhero Adjacent)

Christian Bale, American Hustle, Batman ©2013 Annapurna Productions/Warner Bros.

Are you guys going to see Batman vs. Hawkeye vs. Mystique vs. Lois Lane vs. Faceman this weekend? Also known as American Hustle?

Don't tell us you failed to notice that everyone in that cast has played a superhero or has been in a superhero movie of some kind? Our nerd alarms went crazy when we first saw a pic of Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner & Co. all together, so much so we had to come up with a new name for the level of geekiness. ("Threat Level Joss Whedon" is what we decided on). 

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In case you managed to miss Man of Steel, The A-Team reboot, all three Batman movies that starred Christian Bale and Whedon's masterpiece that is The Avengers (what, do you have a job or a family or a life or something?), here is the American Hustle superhero role call:

Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Lawrence) as Mystique in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past:

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Richie DiMaso (Cooper) as Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team (not quite a superhero, but hero-esque):


American Hustle Heroes

Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) as Batman/Bruce Wayne:

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Carmine Polito (Renner) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in The Avengers:

American Hustle Heroes

Sydney Prosser (Adams) as Lois Lane in Man of Steel (not a superhero, but superhero adjacent, which still counts!):

American Hustle Heroes

Get after it, Hustle heroes. We wouldn't begrudge some kind of of after-credits bonus scene in which you guys are all in your superhero characters, just hanging out. Maybe drinking some drinks. Gambling. Pretty soon Batman and Face are playing strip poker. And then Mystique and Hawkeye start making Sorry. Be right back, we have fan fiction to write!

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