Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has just been released in theaters. So now that fans have seen the film, naturally they are already wondering about the scenes that didn’t make the cut.
Director Zack Snyder previously mentioned about R-rated director’s cut that will add another 30 minutes of footage to the film’s length, and while we don’t know who is in those scenes yet, we do know what type of scenes the cut will consist of.
“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.
That interstitial stuff, namely character beats, is what many feel the film is missing. He goes on to describe some of the other scenes the Blu-ray will contain.
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.
The good news is that the scenes weren’t removed because of quality, but more for how they affected the rating. Time constraints were also an issue.
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 JamesCameron 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.”
Despite how long the film was, it seems fans won’t see the masterpiece in its entirety until later this year.