Mark Walhberg Issues Challenge To Batman, Calls Max Payne Baddest Man In Film

Mark WahlbergNot only is he Gotham City’s greatest champion, he’s also, as of this past weekend, the star of the second highest grossing movie off all-time. Batman’s on top of the world right now – is there anyone who can take him down?

“Take off the suit and if you want to go one-on-one, two-on-one, and put a couple of you guys together - they all like to put the comic book characters together - come at me,” Mark Wahlberg laughed, issuing a challenge to the Dark Knight to put his fighting skills where his mouth is and face off against his character, Max Payne. “I’m not talking about financial box office, I’m talking about one-on-one with these (puts up fists).”

Walhberg’s kidding, of course, but kidding on the square. Previously, the Oscar nominated actor told MTV News that Payne was the “most complex” character he’d ever played. He might also be the most brutal, Walhberg insisted.

“The only thing that’s not excellent about my performance is that I don’t swear, but I don’t need to, I don’t need that crutch. There’s too much else going on that I have to rely on then just dropping the ‘F bomb.’ But other than that, there’s nothing held back,” Walhberg said of the video game to big screen adaptation. “I guarantee you there’s not a badder dude in a movie this year than Max Payne.

“This is like my character from ‘The Departed,’ ‘Fear,’ ‘Four Brothers,’ all mixed into one, times ten,” he added. “It’s one thing to play a quiet guy, one of few words. That’s not what Max Payne is. This guy raises his voice; he’s in your face. He’s screaming, crying, laughing. It’s the most fun I’ve had playing a part.”

Is a brutal Max Payne a good Max Payne? How intense should the action get? Oh, and just for fun, could Max Payne REALLY beat up Batman? Sound off below.

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