It's a question that has been asked many times over for decades: who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman? The question will soon play itself out on the big screen in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and fans will finally get to see, in live-action, what a showdown between these two legends looks like. Ahead of the film's release, Jesse Eisenberg (who plays Lex Luthor in "BvS") headed to Midtown Comics' Times Square location to ask fans to weigh in on the showdown.
The video is part of a promotion for an Omaze charity campaign raffling off chances to attend the BvS red carpet premiere, ride in the Batmobile with Ben Affleck and fly in a helicopter with Cavill. You can enter the contest here.
Official press release:
WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND OMAZE ANNOUNCE THE ULTIMATE BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE EXPERIENCE
Campaign to benefit three causes nominated by Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Jesse Eisenberg
Visit Omaze.com/BatmanvSuperman for a chance to win
LOS ANGELES, CA, FEBRUARY 22, 2016 – Today, Warner Bros. Pictures and Omaze introduced a new fundraising campaign to benefit three causes personally selected by Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Jesse Eisenberg. The campaign will give one winner and a guest the ultimate Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice experience: ride in the Batmobile, fly in a helicopter with Henry, meet Ben and photo bomb with Jesse on the red carpet at the star-studded Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiere in New York City, just ahead of the film’s release on March 25.
Fans have the chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience for as little as a $10 donation on Omaze.com. Funds raised will equally benefit Eastern Congo Initiative, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and SEED Project.
“Batman V Superman is hitting the silver screen soon. I have the chance to offer a once in a lifetime experience in the Batmobile to one lucky fan – and I can promise you, it is quite the ride,” says Ben Affleck. “This same lucky fan will also meet up with me at the NYC premiere. As awesome as riding in the Batmobile is, something far more meaningful to me is my work at Eastern Congo Initiative. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo. Your investment allows ECI to continue our good work - investing in humanity – which I believe is the best investment on earth. Our Congolese partners are the real superheroes, thank you for helping them. I look forward to meeting the winner in March!”
“I will have the chance to fly in a helicopter with the winner of Omaze’s latest campaign alongside Batman v Superman,” says Henry Cavill. “I’ve done some flying before (wink wink) but helicopters always feel just that little bit of a notch up! More importantly though, donations are going towards a good cause in Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust where they are doing the real Superhero act, saving the planet one species at a time. Thank you to Omaze for making this campaign possible and providing such a wonderful platform to work off!”
“I’m a lifelong basketball fan and, as Lex Luthor, I even get to take a few shots in Batman v Superman,” says Jesse Eisenberg. “So I’m able to combine that passion with the incredibly innovative SEED Project – which uses basketball and education to empower the next generation of African leadership. I look forward to meeting the Omaze winner and taking a few shots – with a camera, of course – at the movie’s red carpet premiere in New York City.”
“Like so many other fans, we can’t wait for the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” says Matt Pohlson, Omaze Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “Omaze is thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. and give fans the opportunity to attend the movie premiere and hang out with the cast. Working with Ben, Henry and Jesse has been an amazing experience and being able to help them support three incredible causes that they’re passionate about makes it even better.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Experience Grand Prize includes:
Part 1: Riding in a helicopter with Henry Cavill.
Part 2: Snapping a photo at the premiere with Ben Affleck.
Part 3: Meet Jesse Eisenberg and photo-bomb with him on the red carpet at the premiere.
Part 4: Taking a spin in the Batmobile.
The campaign ends on March 15 at 11:59PM PDT.
Donations at Omaze.com/BatmanvSuperman will support three remarkable causes:
Eastern Congo Initiative –Founded by Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is a grant making and advocacy organization whose singular mission is to help bring stability and self-sufficiency to Congo. ECI enables change through community-based approaches that are essential to creating sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – Founded by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust pursues its mission of saving species from extinction through its three core areas: worldwide conservation projects, training programs and the Wildlife Park in Jersey. Nominated by Henry Cavill.
SEED Project – Talent and intelligence are equally distributed around the world, it is opportunity that is not. The SEED Project uses basketball and education as tools to develop the next generation of African Leaders. Nominated by Jesse Eisenberg.
Visit Omaze.com/BatmanvSuperman to learn more and enter for your chance to win and support these causes.