Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In On How Batman Could Defeat Superman

Neil deGrasse Tyson, whose voice can be heard in the first trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, discusses with Tech Insider how The Dark Knight could overcome the Man of Steel. Spoiler: It will be with brains not brawn.

"I don't think anyone who would Superman and Batman in a cage match would possibly think Batman has a chance," astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host explained. "We all know, of course, that Batman is human and Superman is...Superman. They both have capes, but Batman can't fly and Superman flies. Superman would wipe his butt with Batman. That's basically what would happen there. A better contest would be Iron Man and Batman. These are two humans, who by technology/science, have created ways in which they can fight crime and get rid of bad people. In that contest, my money is on Iron Man. Because he invented everything that he uses. Batman however, needs... he's got engineers in the back for him working on his exoskeleton. Now if Batman is ever to defeat Superman it is not in a cage, it is some other way. It is the court of public opinion, perhaps. Forces that are not how big are your muscles or how fast you can run or how high you can fly, but who do you want working for you. That's a different issue. That's a more subtle issue."

"I'll be an interesting storyline to see how it plays out, he added. "Of who wins the battle of public sentiment not the battle of the cage match between Batman and Superman."

In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.