Forget 'Batman v Superman,' We're Pitting Ben Affleck v Henry Cavill -- Who Comes Out on Top?
By John Boone
We have a feeling Batman and Superman will get along just fine in the end. (Spoiler alert? But not really?)
Still, the big draw of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been seeing two of the most iconic heroes square off. Personally, we're more interested in Ben Affleck v Henry Cavill. While the actors will also get along just fine in the end -- though Cavill did joke that he has "genuine dislike" for Affleck -- only one can come out on top.
It's an understatement to say that both actors got into fine shape for the superhero saga. Affleck put on 30 pounds of muscles and got down to eight percent body fat -- this according to Jennifer Garner. And sure, he looks gooooood, but why does he have to be so coy? Cavill showed off all his six-packed, super ripped glory in a shirtless Instagram.
Winner: Cavill. Should've posted that thirst trap Instagram, Benny boy!
Shirtlessness is very, very important to us, but equally crucial is the ability to pull off a suit. And while we love that Cavill adds a square pocked flair to each of his outfits, there's just something about Affleck in a three-piece that's irresistible to us.
Winner: Affleck. He's classic.
Cavill, 32, has been dating his 19-year-old girlfriend, Tara King, since October. He recently said it "really gets his goat" when someone hits on him in front of her -- his example was a lady shouting "Oi, love, fancy a shag?" at him -- which is kind of sweet. Meanwhile, Affleck split from estranged wife Garner in June and has been under incredible public scrutiny since then, but says they're now "good friends." "We're doing our best," he said. "Our kids are fabulous and we're working our best for them." Which is very mature.
Cavill got reeeal honest when he admitted that he's drawn to some gigs for the paycheck. "I'm not just doing this for the art," he revealed. "The money's fantastic and that's something which I deem -- and again, it is frowned upon -- very important." As for our favorite Affleck moment, it was with ET, when he told us that Cavill had seen all of his tattoos. To which Cavill quipped, "Very small tattoos." And Affleck joked back, "They make everything else look bigger!"
Winner: Affleck. The only thing better than shirtlessness and tailored suits is a sense of humor.
Most Adorable Moment:
Both actors teamed up with the charity organization, Omaze, during the Batman v Superman press tour and it prompted some seriously sweet moments. Like when Cavill tried and epically failed to convince a group of kids that the Man of Steel is the superior superhero. Or when Affleck surprised fans by pulling up in the Batmobile. But all of that is trumped by the fact that Affleck attended son Samuel's fourth birthday dressed as Batman.
Winner: Affleck. HE DRESSED UP AS BATMAN FOR HIS SON'S BIRTHDAY. THAT IS ADORABLE.
Which means... Ben Affleck is officially the winner. Sorry, Superman, better luck next time!
Now, Affleck exclusively told ET about whether his kids are on Team Batman or Superman. Find out the adorable answer in the video below.