A deleted scene from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has just been released, and with one surprising guest star.
Chatshow host Jimmy Kimmel filmed the spoof for Jimmy Kimmel Live’s post-Oscars broadcast, where Ben Affleck was a guest.
During the clip, Kimmel takes no time at all to recognise Henry Cavill’s Superman, even though he’s in his civilian clothes and operating under the guise of Clark Kent.
“You’re Superman,” Kimmel enthuses, before throwing his phone at Affleck’s Bruce Wayne.
“Would you take a picture with us? Get one of me and Supe, I got to get this on the ‘Gram.”
When Bruce Wayne puts the phone up to his face to take the image, Kimmel quickly determines that he is looking at Batman, and is promptly told to “fuck off” by Wayne, while Superman urges him to “shut your mouth or I’ll throw you off the planet”.
It isn’t long before Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor also gets in on the scene, but he fails to observe that he is in the company of the two superheroes.
Affleck’s visit to the late night talk show also revealed that the star recently dressed up as Batman for his son’s birthday party.
“It was so mortifying,” Affleck said. “At first I thought, ‘It’s kids,’ but I didn’t think about all their parents being there. So I had to put on my outfit and my scary face for all these kids, and their parents are there, and it’s 11 in the morning…”
Affleck, who won his first Oscar with Matt Damon in 1998 for Good Will Hunting then used his visit to the show as as an opportunity to try and end the long-running feud between Kimmel and Damon, attempting to smuggle his longtime friend in under his jacket.
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