– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If the theatrical cut of BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE was any indication, the film went through a whole lot of cuts and changes before it reached that point. Even those who enjoyed the film (this writer included) had to admit that the final cut was a bit choppy, so much so that the intentions of Lex Luthor, the film’s villain, weren’t really all that clear or straightforward.

In addition, based on a recently-released deleted scene, it seems apparent that Lex was in contact with some otherworldly being (be it Darkseid or Steppenwolf). You can check out that scene below.

In a recent interview with MTV News, Jesse Eiesenberg (who plays Lex in the film) seemed to allude to the fact that there was a lot that was not only cut from the film, but retroactively changed.

“It’s a very complicated mythology that I was able to wrap my head around while we were filming, but I think there were certain editorial choices that I was not aware of that they put in retroactively.”

Take a look at the video below:

This seems to back up speculation that a lot was changed between cuts of the film, but the big question is…how much was changed? Will these changes be apparent in the upcoming 3-hour R-rated cut, or were these big changes made even before that version of the film came into being?

We’ll have to wait and see.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.