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Watch Jesse Eisenberg in a Batman v Superman deleted scene. Plus news on the extended cut

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened over the weekend and so far it has almost made $500 million worldwide sometime this week. However, it still needs to earn $800 million to be a break even for Warner Bros., and $1 billion to be considered profitable. Crazy numbers.

Whatever you thought of the film (you can read our reviews here, here and here), it has been breaking records:

The film had the seventh-highest opening of all time in North America, with $166.1 million. That’s the second-largest domestic debut for any Warner Bros. film, after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($169.2 million), and just ahead of The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9 million). It’s also the biggest pre-summer opening in North American history, a title previously held by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which opened in March 2013 with $152.2 million.

It also had the fourth-best debut for a superhero movie, behind The Avengers ($207.4 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191. 3 million) and Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million).

Now, we come to the main news. Here is a deleted scene from the film that features Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor – Spoilers ahead.

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He is on the Kryptonian ship as we saw in the film. However, it looks like we see him being “told everything” by the Kryptonian computer, before being interrupted. Any idea on the figure the ship creates with its weird tech? The way that Snyder seems to change things to suit his needs I suppose it could be anyone. The cubes seem to be similar to the Mother Box that creates Cyborg in one of the scenes that was in the film (or is it an alien version of Andy Samberg doing the whole Dick in a Box routine!) so there is a definite Apokolips link. Could it be Steppenwolf – an Apokoliptian General, a member of Darkseid’s Elite – as he wears a helmet that has a similar look to this.

They wouldn’t have this as their version of Darkseid would they? He’s rather different from the comic if he is. It could be one of the abnormalities the computer spoke about, a proper version of what Doomsday would look like if created correctly. I still think they should have had it be Bizarro instead and save Doomsday for a later film.

Who or what do you think the creature is?

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Meanwhile, Forbes have some news on the R rated Batman v Superman: Ultimate Cut that will feature on the Home Entertainment release. It is set for release on 16th July 2016.

The extended cut will run an extra 30 minutes! I felt the film itself was too long already, but felt too packed with about 3 or 4 films worth of storylines, none of which had a chance to breath. It will be interesting to see whether the extra 30 minutes make the whole thing flow better.

The added footage will also feature Jena Malone’s mysterious character.

Share your thoughts on the film in the comments below. Did you think it was the best comic book movie ever or just a waste of time? What worked and what didn’t? Will you be getting the Extended Cut?

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3 Comments

  1. I know it’s flawed but I actually really enjoyed it. It’s the closest I’ve seen to an actual comic book on the screen.

    • Hopefully the extra 30 minutes will create a more rounded story.

      • Fingers crossed, but really the film they released should have flowed an awful lot better. We shall just have to wait and see

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