With Batman v Superman slowly making 800 million dollars at the Box Office, fans have been speculating if WB will release the Ultimate Cut with an extra 30 minutes of footage in theaters. There are numerous reasons to do it, one being that it would hopefully make the plot more coherent and quiet the complaints of many critics. But the logical and only reason they should do it is, If they release the Ultimate Cut in theaters, WB could very well get Batman v Superman’s total box office to a billion.
Fans of Batman v Superman are excited to find out which pieces of this Superhero puzzle were taken out of the film. But, they’ll be even more shocked to hear that the Ultimate Cut has only a portion of what was taken out. That’s right, in addition to the 3 hour ultimate cut there is an even longer 4 hour cut that may not even make it into the wild. While speaking to ProVideoCoalition, David Brenner an Editor on the film opened up about the 4 hour cut:
In the script, there were more story lines than you see in the movie today, for us, the trickiest section was the beginning of the film, until the point where Bruce Wayne tells Alfred the truth about what is on the ‘White Portugese’ ship… the truth about his plan, this moment set into motion everything until the end of the film, really. Until that point, the movie was always tracking many solo paths, some intersecting, some not. Finally, in this scene, the paths fork into one road. There are more subplots than you see in the movie right now. Also, in terms of building this beginning, we had to move things around. In the script, Lex was introduced much later, but we found that in watching the movie — because he’s such an important player — it was best to set him up sooner. It was a lot to juggle. So the plot lines of a couple characters had to go, that was once a nearly four hour cut with absolutely everything was ridiculous — ended up being about a three hour cut, once all these added storylines were refined with the fat was cut out, I remember being a little worried, Three and a half hours, okay, that’s fine for a movie of this size, the way Zack likes to work. This was more daunting. But we cut down ‘Man of Steel’ from about 3 and half hours, I knew we’d get this done.
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Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters now.