While watching “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” sharp-eyed fans would have noticed a pregnancy kit prominently positioned during a scene with a grieving Lois Lane.
Director Zack Snyder has confirmed with Vanity Fair that he had planned for it to be revealed that Lois was pregnant with Clark Kent’s child, and that their son would eventually go on to become the next Batman.
“Lois is pregnant at the end of the movie,” Snyder said. The pregnancy test can be seen in her nightstand—with a label from the fictional brand Force Majeure, a French phrase that basically translates to “unforeseeable circumstances.”
Her pregnancy is another storyline Warner Bros. wanted to cut from Snyder’s movie before he left the project originally in 2017, he said. “That was always my hope, but they made me not do it, originally. But I got it in.”
Presumably, this baby was conceived before Superman’s death in Batman v Superman. (They did have that romantic bathtub scene, which may have been more important than viewers realized.)
Remember at the beginning of all this, when Snyder said a new Batman would replace Affleck’s Bruce Wayne? “It was going to be Lois and Superman’s son,” the filmmaker said. “He doesn’t have any powers, and then he was going to end up being the new Batman.”
The Snyderverse would have flash-forwarded to a scene in which Clark Kent and Lois Lane take their now grown son to visit a familiar location. There, they ask him to pick up the crusade of their fallen friend. “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,’” Snyder said.
“Anyway,” the director added. “Something like that.”
At the end of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” when Bruce Wayne reveals to Clark Kent that he saved the farm by buying the bank that foreclosed on the property, Bruce congratulates Clark. As fans, we presume he’s congratulating him on his engagement, but perhaps he’s actually congratulating him on the pregnancy.