There Can Be Only One: Movie Stars Pick Favorite Superhero (Between Batman And Superman)

December 18, 2013


Good lord, I could get lost in either one of those two's eyes.

This is a video of current movie stars picking their favorite superhero between Batman and Superman, and explaining their choice. The lineup includes Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Harrison Ford, Chris Hemsworth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Roberto Orci, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Stan Lee and more. Who wins in the end? SPOILER, DON'T READ PAST THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER WITHOUT WATCH: just kidding, I'm not going to tell you anyways. "You didn't watch it did you?" It's seven minutes long -- that's like a lifetime to a butterfly. "But you're not a butterfly." Well I feel like one. Can you hear my heart beating? "Through the internet?" I'm starting to wonder if I took my roommate's meds instead of my multivitamin this morning.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to ChaosLex, who loves chaos so much he goes to movie premiers and yells, "I BET IT'S GONNA SUCK!" just to stir up the crowd.

  • S.M. Archer

    I hate that Batman is always shown as the "smart" one between him and Superman, but when Superman erects his fortress (yes I said erects) Jor-El had it fitted with all the known knowledge of Krypton. Superman is supposed to be extremely smart.

  • SoldierZach

    Props to Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings for knowing their franchise. And I would like to see Thor fight Superman.

  • InsaneNikral

    It saddens me that average non-comic book reading people simply think Batman is just a maniac with too much money and toys. He's perfected his body and mind, has a photographic memory, knows every known martial art and some unknown, and has a genius level intellect. When writers get him right he's a joy to read about, but they keep lazily going back to the "more brooding means more readers." Batman can brood, but when it makes him boring that's an issue. BTW I'm super fun at parties (not)

  • Izy Betancourt

    If I remember correctly Superman's also susceptible to Magic.

  • InsaneNikral

    He is also susceptible to sonic and gravity based weapondry. I'm pretty sure he was forced to use a gravity gun on a Kryptonian DNA powered Lex Luthor in All-Star Superman.

  • Superman or Batman? That's easy. Spider-Man.

  • cyncity

    You mean Superman and Spider-woman?

  • Langdon Herrick

    Aquaman all day.

  • RareAwesomeman

    I like your balls

  • radcraig

    I think this equation illustrates it quite well...

  • n11

    Batman is just more of an interesting character to me. People enjoy watching smart characters go through struggles, and even more so if they could possibly place themselves in a similar situation..

  • Austin Baker

    At 4:29 and 5:05, Batman always has kryptonite on him...everyone knows that. Some people 9_9

  • vadersapp

    Has Krypronite, but not always on him. In most mediums, including comics, that I've seen, he keeps his In Case of Super-Emergency Kryptonite under lock and key in the Batcave.

  • InsaneNikral

    It varies. Some have it in a lead-encased compartment, so it's all the time. Others, sometimes the story-lines have kryptonite with a long term cancerous radiation, so only in emergencies. But I like the first, because one of the appeals of Batman is that he is prepared for everything and anything, and the cool ways he is prepared.

  • $18889437

    But seriously... Kryptonite bullet or not... a motivated Superman could find about a million ways to get to Batman without Batman even knowing it was coming. Throwing an aircraft carrier at him from low earth orbit for example... or just flying at him so fast Batman would be a puff of pink vapor before he could think to reach into his belt. Even Batman's smarts and reflexes can't match an intelligent superbullet traveling near light speed. I love Batman but the idea he could really prevent Superman from hurting him is silly. I get why it has to appear that way in comics but it's a bit far-fetched. It only works under the premise that Superman is tentative like TDK where Superman didn't really want to fight Batman.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    I think that's why I prefer batman. Superman has cheatmode set to on. He is practically immortal and is so insanely powerful that even the superman comics themselves have to resort to depowering him most of the time. I agree completely that superman being a goody is the only real reason why batman could win. He fights reluctantly and therefore can be tricked into fighting fair. That's how he gets beaten in the dark knight returns. If he wasn't the nice guy he is, he could trash anyone.

  • $18889437

    I agree... I personally think Superman is handled terribly by DC. I really think Superman shouldn't have his own title anymore and I love Superman. I envision a DCU where Superman is an enigmatic godlike figure that is mostly absent except in the case of some huge event that draws him out. Then his appearances could be epic and cross over from book to book as necessary. But basically I'd like to see him as an almost Zues-like figure who sits in his fortress and, for the most part, lets the humans handle business themselves. Almost like a father who lets his kids succeed or fail on their own merits, for their own good, but jumps in when the shit really hits the fan. I think that would be a more interesting character.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Now that would be awesome, and it would make a lot more sense.

  • dougfunnay

    overly prepared paranoid schizophrenic levels of preparedness
    need to fight zombie leprechaun nazis riding unicorns that can only be defeated through some weird drug synthesized from the shit stains of the first king of egypt?

    theres a bat-app for that

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Superman has the speed and strength but batman has the smarts, and the money, and a kryptonite bullet just incase...

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