A new rumor suggests that the extra Superman scenes releasing on the Justice League Blu-ray are less than 2 minutes long. Ever since news broke that Zack Snyder’s latest superhero film – starring Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) as the world’s finest heroes – would be cut down to 2 hours in length, fans started to wonder if Warner Bros. was gearing up to release yet another extended cut on home video.
Upon seeing what Joss Whedon and the studio did with Justice League during post-production – particularly with trimming the bulk of Superman’s scenes as well as removing the backstory for most of the characters in favor of a more streamlined good-vs-evil story arc – fans started campaigning for an extended cut, one filled with Snyder’s original scenes shot during principal photography (including the rumored black Superman suit). When it became clear that the studio wasn’t going to release such a cut, some fans were happy to find out that at least a few deleted scenes will be on the film’s Blu-ray. Unfortunately, there won’t be as many as previously thought.
According to a post on the Blu-ray forums, The Return of Superman deleted scenes releasing on the Justice League Blu-ray have a total runtime of only 1 minute 51 seconds. That’s much shorter than what people might have been expecting. It’s certainly less than the deleted scenes that were included on Wonder Woman‘s Blu-ray release – and Wonder Woman included every scene Patty Jenkins wanted.
We postulated that the extra Superman scenes may actually be scenes that were shown in various trailers, such as the one in which Superman visits Alfred outside the Batcave. It was a scene that was teased at the end of the film’s SDCC 2017 footage, and one that was heavily speculated upon by DC and DCEU fans. But with the extra scenes adding up to under 2 minutes in length, it’s unlikely that more than two scenes will be included in the Blu-ray release. At the moment, the only scene that people can definitely look forward to watching is Clark retrieve his Superman suit (a scene that calls back to his first time wearing the suit in 2013’s Man of Steel).
Any extra scene on the film’s Blu-ray is warmly welcome, but it’s a far cry from what fans wanted (and were expecting). Sure, it’s possible that Warner Bros. could eventually release a Justice League Snyder cut, but that prospect is looking less and less likely as time goes on, especially as the studio is trying to move forward with new projects under Walter Hamada’s new leadership at DC Films.
KEY RELEASE DATES
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Wonder Woman 2 release date: Nov 1, 2019