‘Batman v Superman’ Ultimate Cut Release Date Revealed

By March 28, 2016

There’s been quite a bit of noise made about the director’s cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over the past few weeks, which will be included on the film’s blu ray and DVD. The alternate version, which will be thirty minutes longer than the theatrical cut audiences saw this past weekend, and will be R-rated, is said to give more context and meat to the film, with an added level of intensity.

Because the one thing Batman v Superman was missing was “intensity.”

Anyhow, Forbes is now reporting that the Ultimate Cut of the film will be available on the blu ray release date of July 16th, just a few weeks before the August 5th release of Suicide Squad.

While recently speaking with Collider as well, Zack Snyder revealed what exactly fans can look forward to seeing on the disc, and what the “R” rating for the Ultimate Cut actually means in terms of its darkness and level of violence:

“We call it the Ultimate Cut because to me it’s a deeper dive into that world and there are storylines in there that get fleshed out by the longer version,” Snyder says. “I would say that we didn’t really take out much of the Superman/Batman story because I felt like, you know that’s kind of the movie, but there was some sort of interstitial stuff that surrounds the story, that kind of finishes some of the ideas that we trimmed back, and I think that’s what you get. There’s a little bit of action, there’s a little bit of violence that we trimmed out for the MPAA that we put back. The Batman warehouse rescue, there’s a couple shots of Doomsday that were too intense.

Then there’s a little bit longer ending, sort of the ending sequence, and the opening of the movie, the North Africa sequence is really much different. It was in there until very recently, so all of it’s finished. It was really just a function of time, to be honest. Because the movie’s long now, long-ish—I don’t think it’s long, but when you get over two and a half hours the studio starts getting nervous. I’m not JamesCameron who’s like ‘No it’s three hours, suck it!’, which is cool by the way. I just wanted to try and get it to a length that is work-able.”

Honestly, as someone who had a hard time making it through the entirety of the theatrical cut, I have a hard time justifying sitting through an even longer version of the film, although it is possible the extra amounts of footage could clear up some of the film’s plot holes, and possibly (hopefully) fix some of the overtly plot-driven character motivations throughout. Although, not even more footage could fix some of the film’s truly bad problems, in my opinion.

I know that there are a number of fans out there though that were happy with the film, so I imagine they’ll be following this Ultimate Cut with fervor. Who knows? Maybe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Cut is Zack Snyder’s magnum opus. On the other hand, maybe its the opposite.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theatres now, with the Ultimate Cut being released on July 16th.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Lex

    But he leaves in Bruce Wayne’s parents deaths? I don’t understand the logic when Bruce visiting his parents grave was enough for us to connect the dots. Seriously, he needs to work on his editing.