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R-Rated “Batman v Superman” Ultimate Cut May Be Over 3 Hours Long

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R-Rated “Batman v Superman” Ultimate Cut May Be Over 3 Hours Long

As expected, when the “Ultimate Cut” of director Zack Snyder‘s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

arrives, the R-rated version of the film will restore half an hour of footage cut from the film for its theatrical run.

According to a listing by Swedish retailer CDON for the Steelcase edition of the home video release, the film’s extended edition has a runtime of 181 minutes, a full half-hour more than the theatrical release.

While CDON’s page for the film lists the theatrical cut with a length of 120 minutes rather than the actual 151 minutes, the 181 minute runtime syncs up with earlier statements from Snyder himself.

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Shortly after “BvS” arrived in theaters, Snyder began discussing what had been cut from his original version, explaining that about half an hour of footage would be restored for the longer, R-rated edition. “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… 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.”

Warner Bros. has not yet announced a release date for the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Ultimate Cut.”

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