Fans have been back and forth over the fact that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice having an “Ultimate Edition.” What is the “Ultimate Edition?” It appears that Bvs: DoJ will be having an R-Rated version of the movie that will be hitting theaters at the end of the month.
BvS might sound crowded, but it actually got smaller as time went on—the PG-13 movie’s two-hour, 31-minute run time will expand for home video with an R-rated “Ultimate Edition.” The longer version will include even more brutal fight scenes, and some new characters, including a secret one played by Jena Malone, who was cut from the theatrical release. That illustrates the push and pull of trying to foreshadow so many future stories. Sometimes you throw in too much and need to pull back. “You have to get each individual movie right, and that’s been our focus,” says Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman, one of the main architects of the DC slate. “Every movie has to be treated as if it’s the only movie—while you’re falling in love with how they’re all going to connect.”
No date is available as far as to when the Blu-Ray containing the “Ultimate Edition” will be released.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25th!