The followup to Man of Steel, Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will introduce iconic DC Comics heroes Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to the world of Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman (Henry Cavill). The blockbuster tentpole will act as a launching pad for Warner Bros.’s DC Extended Universe, which will continue with the villain team-up feature Suicide Squad and the solo Wonder Woman film in addition to a whole slate of other movies.
However, DC Comics heroes can also be seen on the small screen within the TV multiverse built on CBS and The CW by Greg Berlanti and his team of producers, including shows like The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Now, in a promotional video for Batman V Superman, the stars of The Flash weigh in on the movie’s titular superhero bout.
The CW released the video (above) – aptly titled “Batman v Superman v The Flash” – features six of the show’s main cast members answering the question comic fans have been attempting to tackle for decades: Who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman? Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash), Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), and Jesse L. Martin (Joe West) side with the Man of Steel himself; Martin explains: “He actually has superpowers, Batman has a whole lot of toys, just saying.”
However, Candice Patton (Iris West) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West) put their confidence in the Dark Knight and all of his “toys.” Patton reasoned, “Batman, for sure … he doesn’t have superpowers. Everything that he does to save Gotham City is by his own intellect. Batman all the way, sorry Superman, you look great in tights but no.”
Certainly, The CW’s video is only meant as a bit of promotional fun from one branch of DC Comics live-action media to another, but the question of who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman, or how Batman could win at all, is one that many comic fans have tackled in the past – including us here at Screen Rant. Certainly, Batman is capable of weakening Superman using Kryptonite or other manipulations, or outwitting the god-like Kryptonian with his intellect and experience as Patton suggests.
However, Superman seems to have the majority of votes in terms of The Flash cast – and they do have a point that the DC hero does have superpowers. In addition to the cast of The Flash, the Man of Steel also has the backing of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who previously said Superman would “wipe his butt with Batman” and said the two heroes were too unevenly matched in a one-on-one fight.
All this is to say, that both Batman and Superman have their strengths and weaknesses. The argument over who would win in a fight has been waging for decades – and could likely last for many more. But, in terms of finding out who will come out victorious in Batman V Superman, that wait is nearly over.
Supergirl airs Mondays @8pm on CBS. The Flash airs Tuesdays @8pm on The CW; Arrow airs in the same timeslot on the network on Wednesdays and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th, 2016, followed by Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23rd, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17th, 2017; The Flash on March 16th, 2018; Aquaman on July 27th, 2018; Shazam on April 5th, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14th, 2019; Cyborg on April 3rd, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps. on June 19th, 2020.
Source: The CW