In a new video to promote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Henry Cavill (who plays Superman in the film) is tasked with asking young children which superhero they think is best: Superman or Batman. It is not clear if the kids are aware of who they are talking to. This is understandable, since Cavill is English and every child knows that Superman doesn’t have an accent. Cavill isn’t wearing glasses either, so he couldn’t be Clark Kent. Henry is sporting a short crew cut, leaving no indication of Superman’s trademark curly lock on his forehead. Either way, the kids have been brutally honest – even if they didn’t always have their facts straight.
Some argued with Cavill that Batman could fly, while he tried to make things perfectly clear that Batman had no superpowers and was actually inferior to Superman’s laser beam eyes. “All he does is sit around it a cave all day,” Cavill mutters.
Cavill is a good sport in the short film, knowing that he is in for uphill battle. Batman just has a coolness factor that Superman will never have. It’s probably the car. At the very least, Henry comes off as very charming in knowing how to talk to kids and just might win a few points for Superman from the adults watching. In one scene, he is shown holding a bat in front of the children and says that they are really kind of cute, like puppies with wings. One little girls says, referring back to Batman, “He should be called Cute-Man.”
“I agree,” says Henry.
The question and answer session is a setup to get viewers to watch the entire video, which is to promote a contest that supports the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (where the video was filmed), the Eastern Congo Initiative and the SEED Project. One winner and a friend will get to attend the New York City premiere of Batman v Superman, ride in the Batmobile with Ben Affleck, photobomb the cast with Jesse Eisenberg on the red carpet and fly with Superman — in a helicopter, which is still pretty cool.
Also, those who choose to donate will receive some swag as well: $10 gets you an extra 100 entrees, $50,000 will get you a 7’2″ tall Dawn of Justice Batman statue and there are plenty of other offers between the two.
Henry Cavill will barely have much time to rest, though he shouldn’t need to if he really is Superman. While Batman v Superman arrives in theaters on March 25, the shooting for the upcoming Justice League movie begins on April 11 reports Den of Geek. This news will surprise some because there has been some speculation that Warner Bros. had some reservations about how well audiences will receive the Dark Knight/Man of Steel flick and were dragging their feet on announcing when production would start on the next film. Turns out, fans were getting worried for nothing.
Cavill could have a steady paycheck for years to come. Outside of filming Sandcastle — a film set in Iraq about a group of American soldiers trying to protect a small village — Cavill is expected to appear in at least two more DC Comic movies.
In addition to the Superman v Batman movie, which also features Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Cavill will share even more screen time in the Justice League movie. The film will add Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. It is expect to arrive in theaters on November 17, 2017. This is in addition to the stand alone Wonder Woman film expected to come out on June 23, 2017, a Flash and an Aquaman movie in 2018 and a “part two” to the Justice League movie in 2019.
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