Why Batman v Superman’s Big Martha Scene Works, According To Diane Lane

Diane Lane Batman V Superman

It's hard to believe that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released 5 months ago. Since the superhero team up film hit theaters, critics and fans everywhere have been debating and critiquing the quality of Zack Snyder's latest on screen adventure. While visually stunning, some of Batman v Superman's plot points have been a bit suspect, especially those happening in the third act of the film. The inclusion of Doomsday and Superman's fake death were both pretty weird choices, but they're both trumped by the bizarre way Superman and Batman finally became friends. That's right, I'm talking about the Martha scene.

Diane Lane, who plays Martha Kent in the DC Extended Universe, spoke during the special features of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice about how the now infamous Martha scene functioned within the movie.

Superman and Batman certainly entered the superhero business from opposite roads, yet they have similar histories. There's the loss of your original family, so they're both orphans. And I don't think Batman sees Superman as human until he realizes that he has mother. And I think, when Batman makes the decision to rescue Martha, Superman's mother, in a way he's redeeming his own sense of powerlessness he had when he could not save his own mother.

Good old Diane Lane. It seems that those attached to Batman v Superman still really believe in Zack Snyder's vision for the movie. No matter how much critics and fans alike hated that particular scene.

Toward the conclusion of BVS, we saw Batman ready to fatally wound his Kryptonian his frenemy with a Kryptonite spear. Right before he could land the final blow on the Man of Steel, Supes cried out his mother's name, who has been kidnapped by Lex Luthor. Because Batman's late mother shares the same name, he decides not to kill Superman and the two quickly become united against Lex and Doomsday. This plot point baffled audiences, with people unable to suspend their disbelief to accept this resolve.

Check out the weird Martha scene below.

Despite Diane Lane's insistence and logic, I don't think I can get behind this particular aspect of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I had fun seeing the movie in theaters, but that moment blew my mind.

What do you think of Diane Lane's statement about the Dawn of Justice Martha scene? Does it justify it for you? Let us know in the comments below.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.