"Batman v Superman" R-Rated "Ultimate Edition" Details Begin To Emerge

Fri, March 4th, 2016 at 9:11am PST

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Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor

Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill in a "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" poster

While Warner Bros. and DC Films are keeping specific details under wraps a little longer, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder has offered a few pieces of information -- and some more hints -- as to what fans can expect from the film's R-Rated home video release.

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Several minor characters from the film will see their storylines expanded in for the "Ultimate Edition's" Director's Cut Snyder told Entertainment Weekly. Meanwhile, other characters cut entirely from the theatrical release, including long-suspected Barbara Gordon Jenna Malone ("She's definitely not Robin or Batgirl," Snyder teases") and Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, will find their appearances restored. Snyder also assures fans there are "a lot of these Easter Eggs in the Director's Cut that I think are gonna be fun for everyone."

One thing you shouldn't expect is a lot more blood than the PG-13 cut. "There’s not a lot of blood in our movies,," says BvS producer Charles Roven. "The ratings board also judges their PG-13 and R ratings by what they consider to be a level of intensity and how much that intensity goes throughout the entire movie. There are some pretty intense scenes in 'Batman v Superman,' and if they went on longer and had that same level of intensity, that might cause the ratings board to shift their rating."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" hits theaters on March 25.

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