Recently it was announced that Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice would be getting an R-rated Director's Cut that will be a part of the eventual disc release.
A week away from the film's release, Snyder's wife and producing partner Deborah told THR that contrary to popular belief--the success of the salty superhero pic Deadpool played no part in the decision to make this alternate version:
"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'."
She also shot down rumors that the film underwent re-editing in the
wake of the reaction to the early trailers:
"No. When we had a locked
picture, we didn't change anything. We've been working on the 3D. We did
the 3D conversion after the movie was done."
Zack spoke about the extended cut which runs a full half-hour longer than the 151 minute theatrical cut:
"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."
Snyder has done longer cuts of his Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen that improved on already great films
He also isn't concerned about criticism that BvS is too serious saying:
"I just gave it the weight that it deserves as
far as the mythological conformation. But it's still a guy in a red and
blue suit fighting a guy in a black suit. I mean, they're in costumes.
The movie is fun, and Batman fights Superman. If you can't have fun
there, then something's kind of wrong with you."
The serious tone of the sequel matches that of "Man Of Steel". Knowing that going in I am hopeful that I will like the new film a lot more....Sources say the new movie is going for the tone of the relationship and fight seen in Frank Miller’s 1980s ground-breaking graphic novel mini-series The Dark Knight Returns. We shall see soon enough.
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