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Henry Cavill tried to convince some kids that Superman is cooler than Batman. He failed.

Batman or Superman? To settle the argument, I decided to ask some outside professionals. Watch what happens, then enter to fly with me and attend the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice red carpet premiere. ENTER: Every entry supports my friends at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Posted by Henry Cavill on Monday, February 22, 2016

Chocolate or vanilla, pancakes or waffles, PlayStation or Xbox, Trump or Clinton — a child's life is filled with tough choices. And in less than a month, children (and adult children) will have yet another tough choice to make: Batman or Superman.

Flight or fighting skills? Super strength or strategy? Laser eyes or gadgets?

Henry Cavill, the Superman half of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, "interviewed" (as part of an Omaze fundraising campaign in conjunction with the movie) some cheeky British kids to find out. And I use the term "interview" loosely, because Cavill's interviews seemed more akin to a few artful Batman putdowns, withholding high-fives, and cajoling some impressionable young witnesses into siding with Superman.

"He can only fly if he falls off something. I've think you've gotten him confused with Superman," Cavill tells a young girl. "Is Batman still better than Superman?"

Despite Cavill's best efforts, the majority of the kids stay true to their convictions. But really, isn't the correct answer here Wonder Woman?

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