Watch Henry Cavill hilariously fail to convince kids that Superman is cooler than Batman

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Feb 23, 2016, 11:15 AM EST

Sure, Superman might have near-limitless power, but Batman still has him beat where it really counts — the coolness factor.

In an effort to raise awareness for some worthy charities (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, The SEED Project and Eastern Congo Initiative) that the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are supporting around the film’s opening next month, Cavill has chatted up some kids to answer the age-old question: Who’s better? Batman or Superman?

Not surprisingly, the majority of the kids sided with Batman — despite Cavill’s not-so-subtle nudging toward the Man of Steel. It’s a cute clip, to be sure, but also hints at the larger problems plaguing Warner Bros.’s efforts to capitalize on the DC universe. At this point, despite Zack Snyder’s best efforts with Man of Steel, fans still largely have trouble connecting with the character of Superman. Despite the superpowers (or possibly because of them), it’s been a long time since Superman was a legit cultural force in the way Batman has been the past few decades.

From the mouths of babes, as they say.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think:


(Via Henry Cavill)