‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Deleted Scene: Lex Luthor Meets The Devil
Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 9:01 pm
As big a film as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is, there is bound to be a plethora of deleted scenes that didn’t make the cut. Whether or not these scenes could have helped with the missing context and plot points remains to be seen. Still, the fans have spoken, and it is the number one film at the box office, proving that it is indeed critic-proof. Fans are just itching to see what the deleted scenes are when the Ultimate Edition is released later this year. And now WB has already started their marketing campaign for the Ultimate Edition by releasing a scene that never made it into the theatrical cut.
Warning, it does dive into spoiler territory, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, then I suggest you turn back now.
This will be your final warning.
Click below to see what the deleted scene contains.
Okay if you are here now, then that must mean you have already seen the movie or haven’t and you simply do not care. Whatever brought you here, you must be the slightly interested to see what scene did not make it into the theatrical cut.
During the film, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is inside a crashed Kryptonian ship, where he is able understand the alien technology and get the U.S. military to bring him the body of General Zod. In order for him to be the mortal man who kills Superman. Lex, with the help of the ship’s AI, then proceeds with an experiment where he starts to “bless” Zod’s with his blood. The body then goes into an incubation machine where Zod is transformed into the villain ex machina Doomsday.
Luthor’s plan doesn’t go 100 percent as planned because both Superman and Doomsday die. But how does Luthor know that Darkseid is coming? Did he get the message while on the ship? Can the ship still even receive messages? Well, that deleted scene we are talking about explains it – in a matter of sorts.
In it we see heavily armed policemen storm the crash site where Doomsday was created, but before they can apprehend LeX, they see he evil billionaire in a pool of what looks to be blood and a monstrous figure surrounded by three orbiting cubes.
Now before we get into what the monster is, it appears those floating cubes are Mother Boxes, supercomputers originating from Darkseid’s planet, Apokolipis with the ability to teleport or merge with biology – just as we saw when Victor Stone became Cyborg. The monstrous figure before Lex isn’t clear.
This entire scene may give more context to the entire Knightmare sequence in which a dystopian future sees Earth with an Omega Symbol, the call sign of Darkseid, is seared into the ground and Batman is trying to defeat Superman only to be taken into custody by Darkseid’s Parademons.
It’s clear that the monster that stands before Lex isn’t a Parademon. While beast resembles one of the monsters in Lex’s exposition painting, rumor says it could be one of Darkseid’s generals, Darkseid’s father, or be the manifesation of Rage – a villain that could tie into the Green Lantern story.
Again it’s not exactly clear who it is. But you can be sure fans will be talking about this one for quite a while until we get an actual confirmation.
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is out in theaters now.