The creative married duo of Zack and Deborah Snyder address the fans’ thoughts about why the film has a R-Rated version. The main point of their response to the subject also pertains to the fact that the R-Rated version will be 3 hours long. They delved on the subject during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Deb: “Online, everyone’s like, “Oh, they’re doing an R-rated in reaction to Deadpool,” and you’re like (laughing), “We didn’t just shoot it last week, and we also didn’t edit it last week.”
Zack: “The why of that is [the DVD version] is a half-hour longer, and some of that additional material is some of the stuff we took out for the rating. I was like, “Cool, I can put it back in for the director’s cut.” There was nothing by design. This was the material I just put back in, and then when [the MPAA] looked at it again, they were like, “Oh, now the movie’s rated R.” And, by the way, it’s not a hard R. There’s no nudity. There’s a little bit of violence. It just tips the scale.”
The Snyders’ comments on the matter are on the spot, as by logic, they could not have come up with an extended version of the film in just a week or so. It takes planning and editing and that is not done from one day to another.
Either way, the fact that we can get an extended version of the film via home digital media is good enough. Who wouldn’t want to see more of the World’s Finest?
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