Batman or Superman? Celebs try to settle the question

Let Stan Lee, Hugh Jackman, and a host of other celebrities provide new fodder in the ongoing Superman versus Batman debate.

Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth
Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth contemplate the superhero question. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

Certain great questions have reappeared throughout modern history. Rolling Stones or Beatles? "Star Wars" or "Star Trek?" Superman or Batman? There will never be definitive answers, but at least we now know where a whole lot of Hollywood celebrities stand on that last debate.

Total Film spent months gathering footage from press junkets where celebs are asked the all-important superhero question, collecting opinions from Harrison Ford, Natalie Portman, and Stan Lee, among others.

Perhaps the opinions that have the most weight should belong to actors who have played superheroes themselves. Hugh Jackman, otherwise known as Wolverine, goes with Superman. "When I was a kid, I wanted to be Superman," he confesses, though he ended up getting to wear a much cooler-looking superhero outfit than Superman's blue spandex.

Michael Fassbender, X-Men's younger Magneto, reveals he owned a Superman outfit as a kid, though he's not immune to Batman's appeal. Moving on to the big gun, Stan Lee finds the comics legend siding with the Dark Knight side of the equation. Things get interesting when some Marvel movie stars decline to answer the question, so as not to throw any support toward DC Comics.

I won't reveal the final Batman versus Superman count, and you'll have to stay through the end to hear Thor's pick, but the question opens up some entertaining discussions along the way. Who do you choose? Batman or Superman?

(Via Topless Robot)

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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