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It's Time To Talk About That Lois Lane Scene In The Snyder Cut Of Justice League

We've all had time now to digest the four-hour wonder that is Zack Snyder's Justice League, but that doesn't mean we fully understand everything that went on during the visionary spectacle. After all, four hours of content is a lot to process, especially when you're trying to differentiate ZSJL from the 2017 version of Justice League. There were more than a handful of new scenes that need to be delved into, especially since we were left with many unanswered questions by the film's conclusion.

Zack Snyder originally intended to have two more Justice League sequels, which we probably will never see — but maybe? This is especially frustrating since these sequels would have answered the looming questions from ZSJL, so now we are charged with finding out these answers on our own. Luckily, Snyder has answered some of these questions in recent interviews, but there's still so much left to unearth and discuss — for instance, that very open-ended Lois Lane (Amy Adams) scene.

Lois Lane's pregnancy test scene shakes up the Snyderverse

A little over halfway into the movie, we see Lois Lane struggling alone as she deals with the death of her love, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill). While she debates going back to work at the Daily Planet, she grabs her key card from her nightstand, where we also see a pregnancy test. Lois eventually grabs the test and goes into her bathroom, where we're left to assume that she's taking the test, but are left without a result — kind of.

In one of the film's final scenes, we see Lois and Martha Kent (Diane Lane) carrying some items into the farmhouse that Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) has purchased for them after Martha got behind on the payments. In the original Justice League, Lois is carrying a box into the house, but she's carrying something entirely different in ZSJL. A bassinet. So if you were wondering what the results were of that pregnancy test were, now you know. Lois is 100 percent pregnant, and it looks like everyone knows it. Bruce congratulates Clark, which we can only assume was about the pregnancy and not the couple's engagement.

If that's not enough confirmation for you, Snyder confirmed this theory himself in an interview with Vanity Fair. "Lois is pregnant at the end of the movie," he said.

If you really think about the ramifications of this pregnancy, you'll find that it's one of the movie's most important moments, and would have easily been the most important catalyst of Snyder's Justice League trilogy moving forward.

What Lois's pregnancy meant for Zack Snyder's Justice League moving forward

You might have heard the rumors over the past few weeks that Zack Snyder had always intended for Lois to be pregnant — but with Bruce Wayne's baby. This is not the case, but he did pitch the idea of a Lois/Bruce romance, but the powers-that-be at Warner Bros. were not on board with it. The affair would have taken place while Superman was dead after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. did not want Lois to be pregnant at all, and while that was kept out of 2017's Justice League, Snyder was able to get it into his cut.

So we know now that Clark and Lois conceived a child, who Snyder planned to have a very specific future. The director said that a new Batman would replace Ben Affleck in his trilogy, and it turns out the child of Lois and Clark was going to be the one. "He doesn't have any powers, and then he was going to end up being the new Batman," Snyder said.

In order for this to happen, there would have needed to be some sort of time jump, because no one wants to see a baby Batman running around. Snyder had the idea of fast-forwarding at the end of his third Justice League movie where we could then see a more adult version of Lois and Clark's son. "Twenty years later, on the anniversary of [Batman's] death, they take young Bruce Kent down to the Batcave and they say, 'Your Uncle Bruce would've been proud if you did this,'" the director revealed.

Why "Bruce" Kent, you might ask. Well, long story short, Batman was going to die in the Snyderverse. Batman makes the ultimate sacrifice in Snyder's third Justice League film and saves the day. This is all after the second JL film where Lois actually dies because Batman didn't protect her like he promised Superman while he was off-world fighting Darkseid. But Flash's gonna Flash, and Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) is able to reverse time bringing everyone back to life, so Batman can sacrifice himself in an oh-so-glorious battle that we will probably never see.

So what have we learned here? That Lois pregnancy test scene ultimately leads to a new Batman two movies later. Who would have thought?