In just one week, one of the biggest comic book and superhero movies of the year will finally be here as Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out in theater featuring the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight together on the big screen for the first time. As the cast and crew are busy promoting the film in interviews and more, The Hollywood Reporter recently chatted with the film’s director Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder who also works as a producer on the film.
During the interview, they were asked about the recent announcement that the DVD for Batman v Superman will have an R-Rated cut and Zack’s response also revealed how much longer that version of the film will be.
“The why of that is [the DVD version] is a half-hour longer, and 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.”
Deborah also gave a response to the fact that an R-Rated cut of Batman v Superman had nothing to do with Deadpool’s success.
“Online, everyone’s like, “Oh, they’re doing an R-rated in reaction to Deadpool,” and you’re like (laughing), “We didn’t just shoot it last week, and we also didn’t edit it last week.”
The PG-13 version of the film that will hit theaters next week, is 2 hours and 31 minutes, so for those who will get the Ultimate Edition with the R-Rated cut, will be a total of 3 hours.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out in theatres on March 25.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter