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Zack Snyder clarifies why there’s an R-Rated home release for Batman V Superman and how long it will run

March 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….