On March 25th, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released to the world. However, Warner Bros. caught a lot of fans off-guard when they released a deleted scene from the movie just a few days later. In the deleted scene, we see Lex Luthor come face-to-face with some form of Steppenwolf, the confirmed villain for Justice League.
While on the set of Justice League, Comic Book Resources asked director Zack Snyder about the decision to release a deleted scene just days after the movie’s release. He revealed that he originally wanted to have it be in the movie after the credits, but didn’t want it to look like he was copying Marvel, who is known for having after-credit scenes to set up their next movie.
That deleted scene from “BvS” that was released the Monday after, did you deliberately put it out there to sow the seeds for “Justice League?” Most of us are used to getting deleted scenes on a Blu-ray.
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 does that. “Is that a thing?” So we were like, “Oh! Well, maybe there’s another way to do it.”
So there you have it! A clever little twist on the after-credits sequence. Just release it online a few days after the movie comes out for the world to see. It was a smart move in my opinion. People were able to dissect it, watch it over and over again, and it really got people talking.
Would you like to see this become the norm for future DC movies? Let me know in the comments below.