Okay, okay, we know there’s an “ultimate cut” of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on the way (in June is the latest rumour) with 3o minutes of extra footage, but Warner Bros must be setting some kind of record by releasing a deleted scene onto the internet just four days after the film’s been released at the cinema. Not that there’s any guarantee that this will be included in the Ultimate Cut, because Warner’s has popped it on YouTube with no fanfare and no info. They’ve not even put Batman V Superman in the video’s title: it’s just called “Communion”.
It features Lex inside the ship witnessing a holographic representation of a creature that could be Darkseid (this is just an educated guess, okay? But those things he’s holding could be these). It seems to be from the end of the film as the red gun sighting marks would suggest somebody’s come to arrest the guy.
Speaking of the Ultimate Cut, Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder has told Collider what to expect on the US R-rated release:
“We call it the Ultimate Cut because to me it’s a deeper dive into that world and there are storylines in there that get fleshed out by the longer version. I would say that we didn’t really take out much of the Superman/Batman story because I felt like, you know that’s kind of the movie, but there was some sort of interstitial stuff that surrounds the story, that kind of finishes some of the ideas that we trimmed back, and I think that’s what you get. There’s a little bit of action, there’s a little bit of violence that we trimmed out for the MPAA that we put back. The Batman warehouse rescue, there’s a couple shots of Doomsday that were too intense. Then there’s a little bit longer ending, sort of the ending sequence, and the opening of the movie, the North Africa sequence is really much different. It was in there until very recently, so all of it’s finished. It was really just a function of time, to be honest. Because the movie’s long now, long-ish… I don’t think it’s long, but when you get over two and a half hours the studio starts getting nervous. I’m not James Cameron who’s like, ‘No it’s three hours, suck it!’ – which is cool by the way. I just wanted to try and get it to a length that is work-able.”