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Are we getting both a PG-13 and R-rated Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice?

February 24th, 2016 by Andrew Comments


Website ComicBookMovie has posted on their website here suggesting that an R-rated version of Batman V Superman is on the way. Now, this might seem like a comic-book fan’s wet dream spurned on from the R-rated release recently of Deadpool but the strange thing is, after a little bit of research we’ve also found signs that it’s true.

Hold your horses a moment though. The movie is released in cinemas in just over a month’s time, but you’ll have a little bit longer wait than that.

Our research finds the movie’s American rating via a search of website, a site listing ratings for the Classification and Rating Administration at the MPAA (view a link to the search result here). A screen capture of which can also be found below:

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As you can see, the PG-13 rated version has been registered under Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio’s theatrical distributor. The R-rated version has been registered under Warner Home Entertainment, so it’s highly unlikely that the R-rated version will be seen until the movie makes its home video release. The certificate number of each suggests that the PG-13 version was registered first, so if the certificate numbers are awarded in the order that they are submitted, the R-rated version was submitted after the PG-13 version. This is also suggested by a note in ‘Other’ that confirms it is an edited version of the movie.

It is possible that the movie when originally submitted, was given an R-rating and then re-worked to get the desired PG-13 version, but more than likely, the success of the R-rated 20th Century Fox movie Deadpool, based on the Marvel comic character is the reason that we will get this R-rated version which the description would suggest is more violent.

So what say you internet? Are you looking forwards to an R-rated Batman v Superman? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is released in the U.S. and U.K. on March 25th.


Three new posters have also arrived for Lex, Alfred and Lois

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PLUS check out this new image of the Man of Steel answering the press’ questions about the events in Metropolis


Co-host of the Monday Movie Show, Andrew is a huge movie fan who is into all sorts of things movie related, as well as a fan of all things nerd. In his spare time he likes to work at script writing, that is when he's not spending it on something movie or nerd related!