It Begins: Batman V Superman Eyes An R-Rated Cut Of Film For Home Release

Credit: Warner Brothers
Credit: Warner Brothers

After the massive success of Marvel’s R-Rated Deadpool, it looks like DC are following in their footsteps!

Well, not exactly…

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is still going to be a PG-13 film when it hits cinemas a month from now. Don’t worry, you can still take your kids to see it.

The exciting part is that we grown-ups get to look forward to an R-rated extended version once the film is released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The cinematic version is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America on the grounds of “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.” Whilst the so-called “Ultimate” version is R-rated for “sequences of violence”!

It’s nothing like those raunchy scenes from Deadpool, but perhaps a little more gore.

Now, it’s not particularly violent, but there’s a new Batman v. Superman TV spot from Jeep. It shows Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne driving …wait for it… a Jeep! It is pretty dramatic, though, as the Battle of Metropolis rages around him.

“There is a dangerous instinct that lives within you. You like chaos, in these times, we need that,” narrates what sounds like Jeremy Irons’ Alfred Pennyworth. So…Bruce is driving his Jeep towards the danger?

“We need you to rush in, when everyone else is running away.” Of course. Classic Batman.

Henry Cavill aka the Man of Steel himself revealed last year that “One of Bruce’s buildings [the Wayne Financial Building] gets destroyed and he’s trying to save all the people inside and he can’t.”

It definitely explains the source of the feud between the two heroes — it looks like that’s what’s going on here.

“So he is this angry person who fears what Superman may do,” continued Cavill. “Why are they just going to trust this super-powered alien? What if he does decide to turn against us?”

Well, we’ll find out soon enough. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out March 25th!

Sneh Rupra