Warner Bros. and DC Films are trying (desperately?) to build enthusiasm for the home release of Justice League in coming weeks, and the studio has just stirred up some headlines by releasing a very pivotal deleted scene.
The scene in question features Henry Cavill's Superman encountering the black suit that became iconic in '90s DC Comics. It was the black costume that Superman wore when he first came back from the dead, and DC fans were eagerly anticipating seeing it in Justice League. However, now that the scene has been revealed, not every fan is happy with the result - far from it, in fact. See for yourself, below:
Some DC fans have a clear message for Warner Bros. regarding these types of cuts.
Some fans see this scene and immediately want to jump on Joss Whedon for not including it. Nevermind that it might not have been his decision...
Some people actually think the theatrical cut of Justice League is just fine as is, and that deleted scenes such as this were deleted with good reason.
Some people have jokes that the black suit was cut from Justice League because it didn't really look all that great. But that's just like, their opinion, man.
Some people are straight up triggered by seeing this kind of moment cut from the theatrical version of Justice League. If you can't tell, that all-caps text does not denote a calm demeanour.
Some fans still have hope that we're going to see the black suit in the DC Extended Universe - though there's no real good reason why it would ever appear in Man of Steel 2. After all, Justice League already gave Superman his new suit.
The breakdown above makes so much more sense than what we actually got in the film! Further proof that fan speculation is sometimes better than an entire staff of Hollywood writers.
For some fans, this deleted scene strokes the sweet spot of imagination - specifically, their imagining of what Justice League should've been.
For some fans, this totally extraneous moment that's not part of the actual theatrical movie is still somehow a bigger reason to be stressed and disappointed about Justice League. Go figure.
This fan's rather aggressive response is that the black Superman suit is inconsequential since Superman's DCEU costume has been such a darkly-tinted color all along. I mean... he's not right, but then again, he's not wrong, either...
The Justice League DVD will contain the following special features:
The theatrical cut of Justice League will be available on Digital HD on February 13th and Blu-ray on March 13th - complete with deleted scenes. The film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21st, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corpsin 2020.