A new deleted scene from the extended cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released by Warner Bros.
*Spoilers for Batman v Superman ahead*
The company uploaded a deleted scene from the movie on Monday titled "Communion." The 44-second clip seems to take place right before Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is captured by the SWAT team near the end of the film.
The SWAT team heads into the Kyptonian vessel with clear intentions of finding Lex, but they find something much more menacing in the process. The team witnesses Lex standing in front of a giant creature with Mother Boxes (portable supercomputers) hovering over it. The creature then dissolves upon being seen.
As Entertainment Weekly posits, this may be Steppenwolf, army general of Darkseid, the infamous supervillain from the comics.
This scene will likely be included in the planned three-hour director's cut, which is set for release on home video this summer.
Director Zack Snyder previously spoke with Collider about what fans should expect from the extended cut.
"There's a little bit of action, there's a little bit of violence that we trimmed out for the MPAA that we put back. The Batman warehouse rescue, there's a couple shots of Doomsday that were too intense. Then there's a little bit longer ending, sort of the ending sequence, and the opening of the movie, the North Africa sequence is really much different," he said.
The purpose of the extended cut is to provide more of a full vision for what Snyder and company were trying to do.
"We call it the Ultimate Cut because to me it's a deeper dive into that world and there are storylines in there that get fleshed out by the longer version... I would say that we didn't really take out much of the Superman/Batman story because I felt like, you know that's kind of the movie, but there was some sort of interstitial stuff that surrounds the story, that kind of finishes some of the ideas that we trimmed back, and I think that's what you get," he explained.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out in theaters now.