If you haven’t heard by now, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiered over the weekend and it did a bang up job at the box office.
Domestically, the film garnered the sixth-largest opening weekend of all time at $170.1 million, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, both Avengers movies and Iron Man 3. Combine that with its international take, the film secured itself as the top grossing worldwide opening ($424m) for ANY comic book movie. Ever. Despite the varied reviews by critics, the opening weekend ticket total has to be seen as a success for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
And after only a few days in theaters, you can now pre-order the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray + Theatrical Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack on Amazon for $35.99! Director Zack Snyder spoke with Collider about what fans can expect on the Blu-Ray edition, as well as the R-rating it will receive due to the extras:
“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 James Cameron 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.”
*** SPOILER ALERT ***
If you have not seen Batman v Superman, you may not want to watch this video
The following deleted scene involves an encounter within the film
Normally this is where I would describe some of the details on what you are about to watch. Due to its spoiler-nature, I’ll just leave the deleted scene video (entitled “Communion”) right here and see what your take is on it.
*Video courtesy of Warner Bros. YouTube channel
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters now.