By now, most of you have seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and you’ve made up your minds as to whether it was a masterpiece of comic book awesomeness or a steaming pile of joyless crap. Either way, you can’t deny that the film was dark and you can expect the R-rated cut to be even darker. So what could Zack Snyder have possibly decided was so dark that it needed to be left on the cutting room floor? This:
“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.”
Oddly, Snyder went on to talk about one of his core philosophies when it comes to Superman, and his take on the hero makes a lot more sense now.
“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.”
To me, Superman was always a hero who could hear all the cries for help and did what he could to save everyone. To say that he just callously tunes them out is kinda messed up.