There are countless reasons why a scene might end up on the cutting room floor, destined only to be seen in a DVD extras section or internet leak.
Maybe it just didn't come together right, or perhaps the director clamped down on filler to ensure a tighter runtime. These are perfectly legitimate reasons to hack away at the celluloid, but sometimes the scenes which get the chop are actually solid gold.
Occasionally, the jettisoned material expands a movie's lore, plugs a gaping plothole or simply ups the ante by delivering a bonus action sequence.
Deleted scenes that enrich the film they were booted from are a long-running theme in DC movies, dating back to Richard Donner's 1978 Superman and maybe beyond.
This trend continued with the Batman series and into the modern day DC Extended Universe era, and that's one of the main reasons these films are so sought after among fans when the DVD and Blu-ray editions land.
So here are the best scenes involving Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman et al that didn't make it into the final cut.