It's no secret that BATMAN v SUPERMAN had a few things cut from its runtime. In fact, before the flick even hit theaters, it was revealed that an R-rated cut was on its way, and that it featured around thirty minutes of extra footage. Despite the fact that the studio and filmmakers gave BvS the good old college try, it's no secret that many viewers didn't enjoy the film, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of a cut that would help to make it a more cohesive experience.
However, if a new report from ComicBook.com is any indication, we may actually get a bit more than we expected.
Before reading ahead, keep in mind that this post may spoil both the R-rated cut of BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and SUICIDE SQUAD. Read at your own risk.
ComicBook.com had a chance to see the longer cut of the film, and while there was likely all sorts of juicy stuff they could've said, they pointed to the scene near the end, where Batman confronts Lex Luthor in prison. While it was never explicitly stated in the theatrical cut that Lex knew Batman's identity, in this cut, they address it directly, but the interesting part is what follows:
"'But who would believe me?' Luthor muses. 'I'm insane. Not even fit to stand trial.'
'We have hospitals that treat the mentally ill with compassion,' Batman assures the villain, then turns it around, saying, 'But that’s not where you’re going. I’ve arranged to have you transferred to Arkham Asylum in Gotham. I still have some friends there. And they're expecting you.'"
Obviously, this is pure speculation from the site, but they go on to speculate that this may very well tease a cameo appearance from Lex in SUICIDE SQUAD. As of right now, it's believed that SUICIDE SQUAD will likely take place after the events in BATMAN v SUPERMAN, and as such, seeing Lex in Arkham wouldn't be out of place. It's also worth nothing that while much of Task Force X is being held in Belle Reve, Harley is likely to get transferred from Arkham to meet with the rest.
What do you think of this theory? Do you expect to see more of Lex in SUICIDE SQUAD? Let us know your thoughts down below!
SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters on August 5, 2016.
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