“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is set to hit theaters less than a week from now. Fans will be seeing for the first time a new version of Batman, as well as the debut of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman. However, for the DVD version of the film, fans will see more violence, grit, and action, as director Zack Snyder revealed that the director’s cut for the film will be rated R.
Speaking in an interview with his wife and film producer Deborah Snyder for The Hollywood Reporter, it was clarified that the decision to have a rated R version of the film for the DVD release has nothing to do with the tremendous success of 20<sup>th Century Fox blockbuster hit “Deadpool.”
“Online, everyone’s like, ‘Oh, they’re doing an R-rated in reaction to Deadpool,'” Deborah Snyder said. “‘And you’re like, ‘We didn’t just shoot it last week, and we also didn’t edit it last week.'”
Zack Snyder also detailed how much longer the R rated director’s cut for the DVD would be. He arevealed that with it being rated R does not mean that it would contain nudity. It will only be more violent that the public theatrical release.
“[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,” Snyder shared. “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.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” open in theaters on March 25. Other characters expected to appear in the film include The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman.