The New York Stock Exchange has been shut down because of a technical glitch and hundreds of Twitter jokes about Bane has made the Batman supervillain a trending topic.
In The Dark Knight Rises Bane attacks Gotham’s stock exchange, modeled after the NYSE, in an attempt to bankrupt Bruce Wayne. Twitter users couldn’t resist comparing the outage to the movie:
The NYSE suspended trading at about 11:30 a.m. because of the computer glitch, which the exchange and U.S. officials say was not caused by hackers. It is also not connected to the major outage that grounded all United Airlines flights Wednesday morning.