BatmanSuperman Warner Bros. Offers First Deleted Scene From BATMAN V SUPERMAN written by Sean Gerber March 28, 2016 One might expect to start seeing deleted scenes from a major blockbuster in the weeks leading up to home release, but Warner Bros. isn’t going to make fans wait. Today, the studio released the first deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The scene primarily features Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), but it’s difficult to analyze it without getting into spoilers, so do not watch or scroll past the video if you have not yet seen the film. So what exactly is happening in these scene? Given that police or military soldiers have entered the crashed Kryptonian ship and aimed their guns at Luthor, we can safely assume this takes place after the climactic battle with Doomsday and before we see Luthor in in prison having his head shaved. This helps clarify the scene between Batman and Luthor in that same prison. Luthor warns Batman that “The bell’s already been rung,” and that “he” knows Superman is dead, “he” has found us, and “he” is coming. The “he” is obviously Darkseid, unless that Omega symbol in one of Batman’s nightmares was a massive red herring (it wasn’t.) This scene begged the question as to how exactly Lex knows of Darkseid and how Darkseid has become aware of Superman’s death. There actually is a potential answer for how Lex learned about Darkseid earlier in the film. When he first takes over the Kryptonian ship, he is told by its AI that Krypton has amassed knowledge of over 100,000 worlds. Lex commands the ship to teach him and surely the planet Apokolips and its ruler, Darkseid, were included in the lesson plan. Lex Luthor was the only suspect in terms of ringing the bell to alert Darkseid of Superman’s demise, but now we see the actual communication. Luthor is communicating with a creature that doesn’t really look like, but I suppose is close enough to identify as Steppenwolf, a Jack Kirby-created New God and member of Darkseid’s Elite. While the scene is informative, cutting it from the movie was probably the right call. It’s a very odd-looking scene and would’ve disrupted the epilogue to the film after the big battle. Surely a scene like this wouldn’t hold up right after we saw the two surviving members of DC’s Trinity standing over Superman’s dead body. Warner Bros. Offers First Deleted Scene From BATMAN V SUPERMAN was last modified: March 28th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 5 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. 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I ranked it around an 8/10 for me when I saw it but it’s been three days now and it’s more like a 9. I plan on seeing it this Saturday again, this time with friends and wife in tow. Before I saw the movie, the only review I saw was Jett’s, and even then I only scanned it, because I felt I was already stressed enough as it was with all the bad reviews from critics. There’s just so much to unpack in all this. It’s like 3 movies in one. I really wish they had just released Snyder’s 3 hour movie to begin with, but I understand why it had to be trimmed. That said, I’m sure I would have no problems watching a 10 hour movie, lol. I’m curious to listen to the podcast on this. I have a feeling I may end up arguing out loud by myself as I listen, lol. Bob Marshall I loved to it but totally agree that they should have jut gone for it with the 3 hour version OR at least given us the option on a limited release. I do actually think though a Superman solo sequel and Batman solo probably would have been a better option to do before combining the two. pud333 If they ever release the 3 hour version in limited release, if I can drive/run/walk/crawl there, I will. Oh definitely if they went the slower route of solo films before BvS, that would have been better. I think Superman’s fate at the end would have resonated more. As it was, I almost cried, but that’s because I’m a diehard Supes fan. The guy practically raised me, along with Optimus Prime, lol. SeanLM I wonder if there will be a deleted scene where early on the Riddler (obviously being played by Jesse Eisenberg) kidnaps Lex Luthor (played by Bryan Cranston) and decides to masquerade as Lex (poorly) for the rest of the movie. stock Like a lot of the movie, it’s kind of dark, as in, I can’t make it out. I just saw it yesterday and the Luthor on the ship scene was one of those that didn’t strike me as very well staged. I would hope for a little more space between Metropolis and Gotham and a ship that just threatened the entire world, but…. Anyway. Luthor has a dramatic change in personality at the end and I have to believe that this is inspired by one of the most famous sycophantic madmen in literature: Renfield. I suppose this deleted scene was filmed to supply the reason he starts eating bugs.