As he does every year, Jimmy Kimmel had a celebrity-filled post-Oscars special for his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, but there was a twist that superhero movie fans will find particularly interesting. Ben Affleck was Kimmel’s guest, and while many assumed there would be at least something Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice related on the show, it appears that Kimmel (and Warner Bros.) went all out by debuting a “deleted scene” from the film.
During his interview with Affleck, the actor began discussing the difficulty in excising good scenes from films for a number of reasons, which set up the fact that Kimmel actually shot a role in Batman v Superman which was cut for time. The result is a really funny and surprisingly celebrity-filled “scene” between Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman, with Affleck and Cavill more than game to poke fun at the ridiculousness of how terribly they hide their secret identities in the movie.
While Affleck is unsurprisingly hilarious, Cavill in particular is really great here, ribbing the Superman persona with some good-hearted fun. And while I won’t spoil them, there are a couple of cameos that are played pretty perfectly.
In addition to this video, Affleck also unveiled the first clip on the show last night, which previews the physical battle between the two superheroes teased in the title. It’s visually quite dynamic, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how director Zack Snyder crafts the presumably numerous fisticuffs throughout the film. And if that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. has also released a featurette with Snyder talking about the movie.
Check out all the new BvS materials below. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25th.
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