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Batman v Superman star now asking kids to choose a side

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No one can stay neutral in superhero showdown

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slightly more than a month away — it premieres March 25 — and its leads are now soliciting supporters at an accelerated pace. In the video above, Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as the Man of Steel in the upcoming film, reaches out to one demographic in particular: children.

Cavill asks groups of elementary schoolers to pledge allegiance to one of the two heroes. Although the star is out of costume, he's not the most impartial moderator. The kids who think they can get away with telling Superman that they prefer his frenemy quickly learn otherwise.

The video is part of a larger charity campaign run by Omaze. Those who donate $10 or more to the philanthropic organization are entered to win a meet-and-greet with Cavill and co-stars Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg at the film's premiere.

The final theatrical trailer for Batman v Superman premiered earlier this month, showing the heroes stopping just short of full blows. Fellow Justice League member Wonder Woman also made an appearance in the new footage.

Fans have complained about these spots leaving few surprises for the actual film, which director Zack Snyder recently addressed. "There's a lot of movie that's not in the trailer," he said in January. Fans can assess this for themselves in March.