A different “home” version of the upcoming DC film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a different rating from the movie that will be shown in the cinema.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has given the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Ultimate Edition an “R” rating because of “sequences of violence,” noted a document from Film Ratings.
The Ultimate Edition is a Blu-ray version of the movie that may be released later this year or early next year in a home version. This means that parents or at least an adult guardian will have to accompany their kids younger than 17 years old to watch this non-theatrical version.
This version will be different from the movie that is slated to premiere in theatres next month, which carries a PG-13 rating.
Unlike Marvel’s “Deadpool,” which clearly has sexual contents and languages, the upcoming ultimate version of the DC film will unlikely feature scenes like those. However, it may show more brutal and disturbing battles, images, and gore.
In a speculation made by Modern Myth Media, it indicates that one possible reason for this is the appearance of Joker in the Ultimate Edition. It theorizes that the other version of “Dawn of Justice” may feature the brutal death of Robin from the hands of Joker, as narrated in the comic book version. Given that Batman and Superman are relatively “good” superheroes, the appearance of Joker is one of the ways that the movie may become “R-rated.”
Fans who are curious about the Ultimate edition will find out once it is released. Meanwhile, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is expected to premiere in theatres on Mar. 25. The runtime of the show has been revealed earlier this week, which is at 2 hours and 31 minutes. According to Collider, this will be the longest superhero film since “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012.