Batman V Superman: Which Team Are You On?

Lex Luthor said it best. With Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, audiences are preparing for fight night! The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God versus man. Day versus night! Son of Krypton versus Bat of Gotham! But what side will you fall on?

In the lead up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, several members of the CinemaBlend staff have had fun debating which hero has the upper hand in the fight. What we found was that two of our writers, Adam Holmes and Conner Schwerdtfeger, sided with different titans of the DC Comics universe, for different reasons. So we had them explore the battle. You might have seen their columns on the site. Adam took the side of the Man of Steel, who is wrestling with some cosmic-level guilt after the destruction that he helped cause toward the end of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Why? As he explains:

My money is on Superman because he has both the physical and ideological advantage. His powers make him almost like a god to humans, and even with the fancy armor and spear, Bruce is still going to have a tough time dealing with all of the Man of Steel’s abilities. Add that to the Kryptonian having better reasons to be irritated with Gotham’s protector, and it makes more sense to side with him, even though both superheroes rank among pop culture’s best.

Conner sees things differently. When approaching the battle between Bats and Supes, Conner sided with the Caped Crusader, saying that it’s in his nature to root for the underdog in a fight, and Batman’s about as overmatched in a fight as anyone has ever been. Conner writes:

The reason I'm siding with Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is because – whether he wins or loses – The Dark Knight fundamentally represents the ideas of human perseverance, resourcefulness, and courage against impossible odds. He’s not a walking ideal; he’s a man trying his best to show humanity what it's capable of.

Now it’s your turn. We have one more week before Dawn of Justice hits theaters. Vote in our poll and tell us which her you are siding with when you enter the multiplex to see the throwdown of the century:


And get ready for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice when it lands on March 25.

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Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.