Zack Snyder Reveals Why The Communion Scene Was Released After ‘Batman v Superman’

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A few days after the release of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. unveiled an official deleted scene from the movie, featuring Lex Luthor alongside a demonic-looking creature holding three motherboxes, which has since been identified as Steppenwolf, the main of Justice League. This, of course, begs the question: why didn’t this scene make it into the theatrical cut of the movie?

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the Justice League set visit which occurred last week in London. One of the many things that Heroic Hollywood and other outlets learned while there was why this scene was cut from the movie and released right after its opening weekend. Here’s what Snyder had to say about the deleted scene:

You know, that scene I guess was our way of — I kind thought like, “Oh, that would be a cool after-credits sequence.” But then I was like, “I don’t know, can I do that?” because Marvel kind of does that. “Is that a thing?” So we were like, “Oh! Well, maybe there’s another way to do it, by just having it –” does that make sense?

That’s obviously a pretty weird reason, but I guess it worked. It’s going to be interesting to see whether or not Warner Bros. and DC Films will continue this trend with the rest of their upcoming comic book adaptations. What do you guys think? Would you like to see something similar in the future? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

The R-Rated Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be released on Digital HD on June 28 before it finally arrives on Blu-Ray on July 19th.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Vegas82

    Just under 3 days until I can see the longer version and figure out if it’s any better than the theatrical cut.

    • rogbngp

      It’s bound to making it better by putting back in the… how did Snyder refer to it back when Frosty Weintraub interviewed him just after the release of BvS?… “interstitial material” I think was the term… and given that it is the film that Snyder planned to release up until something like 3 weeks prior to the theater release! It won’t change things that some fans dislike or hate already. But for those fans that like BvS I’m sure it will enhance it a lot. There may be a few on-the-fence fans that are won over. But my impression is that most either love or hate this movie. (The things that I love about BvS far outweigh the things I dislike.)