While Justice League certainly boasts a wealth of bits and pieces of content that were ultimately left on the cutting room floor, one of the film’s stars reveals a piece of dialogue that was removed from the DC Comics film in order to maintain its PG-13 rating.
Justice League star Ezra Miller reveals that a punchline uttered by Batman (Ben Affleck) to a venting Aquaman (Jason Momoa) didn’t make its way to the film:
“There’s a line that I miss from the film, that I wish was in there. [Aquaman] throws that thing against the wall in the Batcave, and [Batman’s] original line was–I think now he just says, ‘Hey. Don’t do that.’ But the original line was, ‘Hey. Don’t do that. A lot of my sh*t explodes.'”
Despite the dialogue being altered in the final cut, Miller reveals that he and Momoa couldn’t help but crack up from Affleck’s delivery of the line. To why the four-letter word was removed from the film, the actor explained, ” I think, that we only got a certain number of curse words”.
While it would have been funny to hear, it is understandable considering the liberties taken in order to make sure that Justice League is more lighthearted in tone and that its humor is accessible to even the younger audience members. Perhaps there’s a chance we’ll be able to see the original version of that scene on a possible deleted scene extra or a director’s cut?
Here is the synopsis for Justice League:
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciarán Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton and Billy Crudup.
Justice League is in theaters now.
Every DC Comics Film, Ranked From Worst To Best
The film legacy of DC Comics should never be understated, even as the maturing superhero genre continues to follow more diverse paths of success through comic book characters beyond DC’s iconic catalogue.
But not all DC movies are created equal, and there’s merit to reflecting on how these films measure up against one another as the DC Extended Universe approaches its fifth movie in the form of Justice League (and the crowd said, finally). This list attempts to do just that by holding every live-action DC movie released in theaters to a consistent set of worthwhile standards, including the quality of the film itself, the onscreen performances, cultural relevance (both within and outside of box office considerations), overall impact, contributions to the genre at large, and originality.
Put more simply, a movie on this list won’t trump another on ticket sales, alone (or at all). But perhaps you’ll find an experimental DC film getting the leg up over another that is slightly more formulaic and unremarkable, despite being remembered fondly.
For obvious reasons, it’s perfectly alright to disagree with this list, but keep in mind that expecting it to coincide with your personal opinions and observations will only leave you disappointed. That said, be sure to offer your own arguments and lists in the comments for others to weigh their opinions against, because…well, why not?
Let’s start with the worst of the DC films (not an easy task). Hit Next to continue.