After getting dethroned from the top of the box office by the Melissa McCarthy comedy “The Boss,” rumors are circling that Warner Bros. is worried that “Batman v Superman” won’t make as much profit as the studio originally hoped. A report from over the weekend projects that the film is on track to make $278 million in profit, which is less than the $300 million WB earned off of “Man of Steel.”
A possible solution that’s reportedly being floated right now is to release the R-rated version of “BvS” in theaters ahead of its release on Blu-ray later this summer. The rumor comes from the latest “Heroic Insider” episode. Fans have already launched a petition to get Warner Bros. to release the R-rated cut, which earned the rating because of violence, in theaters.
The longer, R-rated version includes cut characters played by Jena Malone (rumored to be Barbara Gordon) and the Green Bay Packers’ Ahman Green. “And then there’s just a lot of these Easter Eggs in the Director’s Cut that I think are gonna be fun for everyone,” director Zack Snyder said about the alternate version to EW back in March.
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is now playing in theaters.
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