Clark and Lois' Kent Farm Reunion Was Reshot
One of the weirder major changes was of a major moment highlighted in one of the last trailers - Lois and Clark in the cornfield on the Kent farm. While a similar scene was in the final movie, it was almost entirely reshot, cutting out the version of the scene from the trailers.
The new version of the scene most notably removes all connections to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by cutting the references to Lois’ engagement ring, which Clark died before he could give her.
They Tried to Make the Wayne Aerospace Hanger Look Like the Batcave
One of the messiest alterations was the decision to recontextualize the Wayne Aerospace Hanger as a part of the Batcave. This is done through an establishing shot from over Bruce Wayne’s lakeside house and the lake over the Batcave before cutting to a scene in the hanger, or the addition of CGI bats flying overhead at one point, but even without the original context, it’s clear the building is not underground. Not only is it way bigger than the rest of the Batcave, but also there’s high windows with bright light clearly streaming in.
Alfred Meets the Team
A deleted scene surfaced online depicting Alfred meeting the team for the first time. In the theatrical cut, connective scenes like this are largely glossed over due to a strict 2-hour runtime mandate by Warner Bros., but Alfred meeting the likes of The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg is obviously a significant moment that longtime fans would have loved.
Missing Scenes of the League in S.T.A.R. Labs
The League was also supposed to spend some time together in S.T.A.R. Labs, except due to the way the theatrical cut is edited, there’s no clear place in the plot for it to fit. From the small clips in trailers and behind the scenes images, there’s a few clues to go by, though, particularly a shot of Cyborg carrying a Mother Box.
This means it almost certainly happened at some point after the formation of the League, but before Superman’s resurrection. This is one of the scenarios where the plot was so significantly changed that the original purpose of the S.T.A.R. Labs scenes is no longer evident, but it’s possibly the League consulted them on bringing Superman back from the dead or the origins of the parademons.
Some of the images even show battle damage and signs of an action scene, so, again, a lot happened in S.T.A.R. Labs that we don’t know about yet.
Ryan Choi, AKA The Atom, Was Cut
One of the things cut from S.T.A.R. Labs was a scientist named Ryan Choi, who fans might remember as the second person to take the mantle of the size changing superhero, The Atom.
Choi would have worked closely with Silas Stone, and his involvement would have been more than a mere cameo, as Snyder confirmed he was supposed to have dialogue. That doesn’t mean he had a major role or even suited up as The Atom, though. His part most likely amounted to Jena Malone’s role in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ultimate Edition (also cut from the theatrical version of the film), or Carrie Ferris in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman.
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