With the coming release of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” superhero fans everywhere are having the same age-old argument: Who would win in a fight? Now, the cast of the CW’s “The Flash” are joining the debate in a new promotional video for the film’s March 25 release.
“The Flash” is currently in the middle of its second season, meaning the cast has been living in the vast world of DC Comics for roughly two years at this point. As a result, there is perhaps no group better suited to speculate on the outcome of the super-powered bout. In a new video posted to the official “The Flash” Twitter account, stars Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Keiynan Lonsdale and Candice Patton each shared their thoughts on who they think will win. If you thought the cast would be deeply divided on this issue, you’d be wrong.
With the exception of Lonsdale and Patton, everyone on Team Flash seems pretty definitively in favor of Superman (Henry Cavill) winning the fight in “Dawn of Justice.” In fact, the series’ star, Gustin, perhaps summed up the cast’s sentiments best.
“Batman is great, but Superman is going to kick his a--.”
— The Flash (@CW_TheFlash) March 15, 2016
It makes sense for the heroes to side with the character that has superpowers. After all, "The Flash" deals with superpowers in each episode, but often crosses over with the characters on "Arrow," where meta-humans are few. As a result, it's not unreasonable to assume they've got a soft spot for Superman and aren't impressed by the gadgets of Batman (Ben Affleck).
Of course, while “The Flash” is based on the same DC Comics source material as “Batman v. Superman,” Warner Bros. has opted to go in a different direction from its rival Marvel and not keep its TV universe from existing in the same world as its film universe. As a result, “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow” cannot cross over with the Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman characters in question. While the same was previously said about CBS’ “Supergirl” before her coming outing with the CW’s Barry Allen (Gustin), the film universe will kill the idea for good by introducing its own version of the Flash, played by Ezra Miller in the coming “Justice League” movie.
Meanwhile, fans of “The Flash” TV show have only one more week to wait before the show returns after its brief hiatus with episode 16, titled “Trajectory.” The episode will see the scarlet speedster encounter a heroine with the same powers. In other words, March 2016 is a pretty good time to be a DC Comics fan.