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Justice League’s deleted scenes hint at Snyder’s vision for Superman

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Say hello to the black suit

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Justice League’s production was famously troubled, with Joss Whedon stepping in to oversee the movie’s reshoots after Snyder left the project.

Only two deleted scenes were released with the digital version of the film, and both deal with Superman’s journey back from the dead. The first scene features Superman walking through the Kryptonian ship and past the black suit, but unfortunately, the footage cuts off before we’re given much more context about what the scene is supposed to convey to the audience.

The black suit is a reference to the outfit that Superman briefly wore, along with a mullet, after his resurrection in the comics. Cinematographer Fabian Wagner, who worked on Justice League, claims that footage exists of Henry Cavill wearing the black suit.

“There were [scenes shot],” Wagner said in an email interview with Inverse. “It’s a cool looking costume. Sadly, we didn’t see that either in the final cut.”

The other deleted scenes finally clears up one of the mysteries from the Comic-Con trailer, where Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth is seen speaking with someone out of frame. We can finally confirm that, yes, that was Superman.

While the quality of the deleted scenes online isn’t great, it doesn’t appear that Superman’s face was digitally altered to remove that infamous mustache. That means that these scenes were shot for Zack Synder’s original cut of the film, before Joss Whedon was brought on to lighten up the tone.

While neither scene gives us much new information, they help to flesh out Superman’s return to the fold after he was brought back to life by the other members of the Justice League. This was apparently Snyder’s original vision for the character, after his darker portrayal in the first film.