Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition Details


Over a week ago, we reported that Warner Bros. is planning to release an R-rated home video version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition.  Despite the theatrical release’s long running time of 2 hours and 31 minutes, moviegoers will actually be seeing a cut down version.  Who knows what Warner Bros. edited out to get the PG-13 rating?  Well, in a recent interview with producer Charles Roven, Entertainment Weekly reveals some details as to what we may see in the Ultimate Edition.

"If BvS sounds crowded, it actually got smaller as time went on. The PG-13 movie’s 2 hour 31 minute runtime will expand further with an R-rated “Ultimate Edition” on home video, featuring even more brutal fight scenes as well as additional hints at future films. There’ll also be some new characters, including a secret one played by Jena Malone, who was cut from the theatrical release."

So I guess we won’t be seeing Jena Malone come March 25th.  Let’s do some quick speculating.  Malone was heavily rumored to play Barbara Gordon — who will, one day, if not already, become Oracle after her devastating encounter with the homicidal Joker.  If the R-rated version has more violent scenes, and her appearance was cut out, does this mean Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had a key scene from Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)?  Batman and comic fans will know what I mean.  In The Killing Joke, the Joker shot Barbara through the spine, paralyzing her and ending her career as Batgirl.  She later found another way to fight crime — as Oracle, supporting Batman and Robin via technology and information.

Entertainment Weekly promises that more information about the Ultimate Edition will be revealed soon, so stay tuned.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016.  It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.