Wait….we’re getting an R-Rated Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice? Yes, you read it right; we’re getting an R-Rated Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Am I making this up? No, I am not making this up; this is an official proclamation passed down from the Motion Picture Association of America (the MPAA). YES!
Now, allow me to expound a bit more on when, and in what form, we’ll be receiving an R-Rated version of Batman V Superman. Firstly, the R-Rated version will be available through the Batman V Superman “Ultimate Edition” DVD/Blu-Ray. And yes, it will be available this year, probably 4-6 months after the film leaves theaters. Sorry; the theater-traveling version will still be a violence-stifling PG-13, but we’ll receive our extra bloody BVS iteration in the relatively near future. Hmmmm. Is this one instance where I should actually skip a superhero movie’s theatrical stint and wait for the DVD release? Hmmm.
Another interesting tidbit: the reasoning behind the DVD/Blu-Ray’s R-Rated designation is, according to the MPAA, due to “sequences of violence.” Oh, yeah.
So, I’m really hoping this R-rated version will really deliver on the additional violence. Wouldn’t it be great to see Superman tear off Batman’s leg and beat him senseless for 12 minutes while uttering harsh, translated, Kryptonian curses? Yes, it would be.
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Debuting March 25, 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne. Oh, and probably a lot of unhappy citizens caught in the crossfire when Superman and Batman indulge in a pee-pee contest.