In the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice war to come, we all have to pick a side: Batman or Superman? Judging from the film's first official teaser trailer, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of people in Superman's camp.
Why might that be? Neil deGrasse Tyson stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk his National Geographic show Startalk, but along the way shared his thoughts on why nobody likes Superman.
"At the end of the day, what might matter is the public reception of the superhero's conduct," Tyson says. "If Batman executes our wishes in the city, and Superman does whatever the hell he wants, that's a conflict."
Tyson says Batman (maybe?) is more accountable in his actions than Superman. Batman reports and aids Gotham city police commissioner Gordon, who in turns reports to Gotham's mayor. But Superman doesn't report to anybody. He does as he pleases and so far seems reluctant to be controlled. That might win him more than a few enemies, including Batman.
"He just behaves in any way he wants," Tyson says.
Stewart, however, seems to be firmly in the Superman camp.
"Personally, I don't have a question about it," Stewart says. "Batman is a guy with a nice belt. Superman is invincible. He is faster than a speeding bullet. He can fly. I don't even see it as a contest."
Those sound like fighting words to me. We will just have to wait and see which hero emerges victorious, as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice isn't in theaters until March 25, 2016.