Right on the heels of a huge opening weekend, the first deleted scene from Batman V Superman has been released by the studio (see below). And the more you know about DC canonical history, the more packed with potential the scene apparently is.
Titled “Communion”, the 45-second creepy outtake – which will most certainly appear in the 3-hour Rated R cut, to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray – is a treasure trove of Easter Eggs for DC diehards. They all point to Darkseid, the ultimate villain of the DC universe (or so I’ve read).
Not being a comic geek myself, I’m grateful to comicbookresources.com for unpacking what us novices can’t see past the surface:
- In the clip, some kind of special forces unit enters the Kryptonian ship Lex Luthor uses to create Doomsday. As they wander the strange, alien halls, they encounter an alien creature, who is holding three gray cubes. While Luthor kneels before him, the creature and the cubes dissolve, only to leave Luthor standing in the Kryptonian sludge with sniper rifles trained on his back.
- Since Darkseid is teased throughout several of Bruce Wayne’s visions, it’s very likely this creature is none other than Steppenwolf. In the comics, Steppenwolf is a general on Apokolips, Darkseid’s home world. A member of Darkseid’s Elite, the character is an immortal with superhuman strength, speed, endurance and reflexes.
If the creature is indeed Steppenwolf, the cubes are likely Mother Boxes. Mother Boxes enable interstellar teleportation (among various other abilities), which would explain the creature’s subsequent disappearance.
Here’s the clip: