Well, we’ve known for a long time that there is an R-Rated director’s cut of Batman V Superman in the works for the home release and now director Zack Snyder has revealed some details, including a running time.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Director Zack Snyder and Producer Deborah Snyder talk about the silly idea that the R-Rated cut was a knee-jerk reaction to the success of Deadpool: “Online, everyone’s like, “Oh, they’re doing an R-rated in reaction to Deadpool,” and you’re like (laughing), “We didn’t just shoot it last week, and we also didn’t edit it last week,” says Debra
Zack replied: “The why of that is [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. 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.”
So, basically, Snyder as put in 30 minutes of deleted scenes that he just, for time reasons, had to remove from the theatrical cut, but is confident enough that they should be in the movie when we all watch at home.
We’re ok with that… and the fact that, at home, we have a three-hour Batman V Superman movie to watch.