Batman V Superman: Did The Man Of Steel Hold Back?

Henry Cavill seems to think so.

Batman V Superman Henry Cavill
Warner Bros.

The age-old debate of whether Superman or Batman would win in a fight always seemed a bit cut-and-dry, didn't it? After all, the latter is famously not a super-powered being or alien from space, but simply a regular human man (who happens to be a billionaire and have access to seemingly unlimited resources), while the former is a god-like protector of Earth with only one real weakness.

That hasn't stopped every medium from pitting the two comic giants together to see who'd come out on top though, with Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman being entirely built around the concept. However, in these depictions it's usually a fairer fight, as The Dark Knight employs enough tech and tactics to prepare for everything Supes can throw at him. Hell, in the film he even gets the one up on his old pal Clark Kent, being one step away from driving a kryptonite-infused spear through his chest.

Now, though, Superman actor Henry Cavill has seemingly joked that his character could have easily won the fight had he wanted to actually kill Batman, which he didn't. Artist Jim Lee posted a sketch on Instagram showing Supes unleashing his heat vision directly into the face of his opponent, and in the comments, you can find a response from Cavill, who posted: "Seeee. Was holding back the whole time..."

So, there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth: Superman was holding back, and could have easily squashed The Caped Crusader if he wanted to.

Why do I feel like this isn't going to solve anything?

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