March 18, 2016


'Batman v Superman' R-Rated Version Is 30 Minutes Longer

Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

We're a week out from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which, if you missed it, will get an R-rated version when it comes to DVD. And it's not some little marketing ploy: It's a half-hour longer. Here's what director Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, Watchmen, 300told The Hollywood Reporter:

"...some of that additional material is some of the stuff we took out for the rating. I was like, 'Cool, I can put it back in for the director's cut.' There was nothing by design. This was the material I just put back in, and then when [the MPAA] looked at it again, they were like, 'Oh, now the movie's rated R.' And, by the way, it's not a hard R. There's no nudity. There's a little bit of violence. It just tips the scale."

It was recently reported that Hunger Games and Donnie Darko actress Jena Malone's secret character won't be revealed until the DVD edition. 

Producer Deborah Snyder (Zack's better half) quickly shot down the idea that Marvel's success with the R-rated Deadpool prompted Batman v Superman's headline-making move. "We didn't just shoot it last week, and we also didn't edit it last week," she said.

Watch the sure-to-be-gigantic movie's final trailer here, then listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast talk about Batman v Superman's R-rated version and naughtier superhero movies in general at the 24:50 mark below: