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Batman V Superman getting R-Rated director's cut

Warner Bros were more than likely inspired by the success of Fox's Deadpool

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 24 February 2016 10:09 GMT

Before the release of Deadpool, analysts and studios alike feared an ‘R-Rated’ (in most cases 15 for us Brits) superhero film would never be a global phenomenon.

However, Fox’s X-Men spin-off has surprisingly broken umpteen box-office records, inspiring the studio to make the third Wolverine film ‘R-Rated’, and - according to reports - leading to an ‘R-Rated’ version of Batman v Superman getting a release.

While the film making its way to cinemas will remain a 12A/PG-13, a higher rated Director’s Cut will be getting a home release sometime in the future.

Titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition according to, the cut will feature ‘sequences of violence’ which didn’t make the cinematic edition.

Recently, the regular versions run time was announced, the film apparently clocking in at 151 minutes (2h31m), eight minutes longer than the longest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, The Avengers.

Reports have also stated that Warner Bros. are worried the film will not meet expectations at the box office, and the Justice League film may not happen as a result. However, a date has just been set for when the JL film will commence filming, seemingly rubbishing these rumours.

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