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Zack Snyder confirms fan theory about Superman's black suit and his place on Earth

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Feb 26, 2018

Zack Snyder may never get his director's cut of Justice League, but he can still confirm fan theories about how the movie could've turned out. Two weeks ago, a deleted scene from the DC movie's Blu-ray release was released online, showing Superman (Henry Cavill) strolling around a Kryptonian spaceship ahead of the final battle against Steppenwolf in Russia.

As he walks along one of the halls, Clark is presented with his regular red and blue suit and a black one, which fans were excited to see, but never got in the final cut from replacement director Joss Whedon

While the scene is less than a minute long, one fan drew some profound meaning from Superman's two choices of super suit that would make Frozone green with envy. Posting on the social media platform of Vero, Nick Albright posed the following thematic parallel to Snyder who also uses Vero on the regular:

"I'm rewatching #ManofSteel and I'm starting to think THAT deleted scene of #JusticeLeague originally was intended to be more than just a normal Easter Egg. I think it was going to be a callback to this line and theme from MoS [spoken by Kevin Costner's Jonathan Kent]: 'All these changes that you're going through, one day ... one day you're gonna think of them as a blessing; and when that day comes, you're gonna have to make a choice... a choice of whether to stand proud in front of the human race or not.' Clark deliberately chooses to return to his blue and red suit instead of the dark black suit." 

Surprisingly, Snyder replied to tell Mr. Albright that he was indeed correct:

"I think of course it's that (what you said) and now, in one sense, he has been born twice: Once on Krypton, once on Earth, and it is this reality that he now is starkly aware of as he moves through the ship," wrote the director, referring to when the Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and Batman exhume Superman's body to bring him back to life on the crashed Kryptonian ship in Metropolis. 

Albright posted screenshots of the exchange of Twitter, saying, "Taking a little hiatus from my Twitter break to freak out a little." 

The Justice League Blu-ray arrives to fight Steppenwolf on March 13. Will you be picking up a copy?