Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has done well, monetarily, during its opening weekend and an R-rated version is already announced as coming to DVD/Blu-ray. The director has sat down and discussed with Collider the details regarding the deleted scenes from the movie that have been trimmed out of the big screen version.
“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 expounded on the details by trimming out intense portions and keeping up to par with the MPAA.
[Warning: Entering spoiler territory]
Scenes of the Dawn of Justice Ultimate Cut version of the movie were mentioned by Zack as more intense. They had to keep things out of the original film to meet MPAA regulations. Scenes with Doomsday had proven to be rather intense, but will be included in the upcoming disc version along with the warehouse scene with Batman. There was a longer ending, too, and the North African opening sequence was said to be rather different.
“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.”
Speaking of North Africa, Zack Snyder may be referring to a scene in Nairomi that Vox had reported to be seemingly “nonsensical” as Superman was blamed for the massacre there, regardless of what was evidenced and what the government knew.
Could this Dawn of Justice movie scene that happened in Africa explain the un-explainable in the DVD/Blu-ray version?
Cinema Blend gave their thoughts regarding the warehouse scene being “the marquee action sequence.” Although some of it was seen in the trailer, it did have a uniqueness about its choreography as the baddies take an intense beating, absorb damage, and land in positions that would probably evoke a feeling of, “Ouch, that’s gotta hurt, even for the stunt man.”
Chances are the world weary Bruce Wayne has taken on a rather damaging method for his fighting moves.
As far as the Dawn of Justice North African portion of the film, it could shed some light on what Cinema Blend thought to be rushed as it involves a key to the first half of the movie’s plot.
Hunger Games’ Jena Malone was also cut from the theatrical version, but according to Screen Crush, it appears that the cat was let out of the bag as a survey presented to fans regarding what they would like to see for promotional materials showed Jena Malone as Barbara Gordon.
In DC Comics lore, she’s the daughter of Commissioner Jim Gordon. Barbara later becomes Batgirl. Snyder mentioned she was cut from the film and said he’d prefer to keep Jena’s role private and ensured that she was neither Batgirl nor Robin.
“I think we should keep it private, but it’s nothing that’s been talked about. She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that.”
It’s questionable if Jena Malone will even appear in the Dawn of Justice Ultimate Cut. Chances are Snyder could be choosing not to spoil it for people who decide to go out and purchase the DVD/Blu-ray.
The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is currently playing in theaters and stars the DC Trinity of Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
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