One of the biggest beefs that people had with ‘Batman V Superman’ was that it was SO dark. But believe it or not, there’s an even darker (and longer) ‘Ultimate Edition’ coming on Blu-Ray, and director Zack Snyder discusses a scene that may or may not be included in this longer cut.
Some viewers wondered why Superman didn’t use more of his powers during the altercation. This mainly includes his X-Ray vision and super hearing.
Snyder explains that those powers aren’t always the most trustworthy, saying:
“We had a scene that we cut from the movie where he tries to look for her when he finds out that Lex has got her. It was a slightly dark scene that we cut out because it sort of represented this dark side. Because when he was looking for his mom he heard all the cries of all the potential crimes going on in the city, you know when you look.
“I kind of like the idea that he’s taught himself not to look because if he looks it’s just neverending, right? You have to know when, as Superman, when to intervene and when not to. Or not when not to, you can’t be everywhere at once, literally you can’t be everywhere at once, so he has to be really selective in a weird way about where he chooses to interfere.”
Snyder also explained the limits of Superman’s super h earing:
“I think all the way – to me, from Metropolis to Smallville is probably just on the edge of his range of hearing. Also the clutter of the city makes it difficult as well.”
Yet he was able to hear Lois clanging away underwater over all that clutter. But anyway…
What do you think? Should Superman explore his powers more fully in ‘Justice League’?
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburn, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Michael Shannon and Holly Hunter with Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher is playing in theaters now.
Jason doesn’t need a longer cut of this flick unless it’s more Wonder Woman. You can follow him on Twitter.