The mystery surrounding Justice League seems to have no end. Questions surrounding a Zack Snyder cut abound, but Warner Bros. isn’t giving us any answers. The best we’ll get is two deleted scenes for the digital release of the movie, one of which gives us our first and only glimpse at Superman’s black suit.
The scene in question shows Henry Cavill as Clark Kent returning to the Fortress of Solitude when two suits appear to him, one of which is the infamous black suit. Before anything substantial is revealed, the scene quickly cuts away, giving us few details about how the suit could have been incorporated into the storyline.
The scene takes place when Superman is finding himself after being resurrected. The deleted scene fleshes out that arc a little more. The second deleted scene does the same, showing a brief exchange between Superman and Alfred, but to a lesser degree.
Prior to Snyder’s departure from Justice League, rumors swirled of Superman’s black suit making an appearance in the movie. The inclusion made sense because of the comic book storyline involving Superman’s death that sees him return in a black suit. According to cinematographer Fabian Wagner, Snyder included the black suit in the storyline and even shot scenes with Henry Cavill in it.
“There were [scenes shot],” relayed Wagner in an interview with Inverse. “It’s a cool looking suit. Sadly, we didn’t see that either in the film.”
There is footage of Henry Cavill in the black suit, but Warner Bros. has locked it up in a vault somewhere, never to be seen. This does add fire to the speculation that Snyder’s original vision for Justice League differs greatly from Joss Whedon’s version. Is there is a Snyder cut somewhere? Possibly, but we’ll never get to see it.
Maybe one day it’ll see the light of day just like the lost footage of Nicholas Cage in a Superman suit. All we have for now is the brief look at the suit, which you can see for yourself down below.