In what can only be described as the so-called “Deadpool effect” it now appears that Warner Bros. is curiously dabbling into R-rated territory, but with a catch!
Comingsoon.net has learned via FilmRatings.com that Zack Snyder’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice is getting an R-rating for its Blu-Ray release in the form of Dawn Of Justice: Ultimate Edition. The current theatrical release of the film, opening in the U.S. on March 25, still stands at PG-13 so certain moviegoers won’t have to worry about walking into the wrong movie.
Time will tell what this will mean for other films like the August 5 release of Suicide Squad and the Justice League films which open between next year and in 2019. At any rate, an R-rated director’s cut of Batman V Superman on Blu-Ray sounds like a good way to test the waters and see how fans respond, not to mention how lucrative it could be for Warner Bros.; Marvel’s Deadpool is projected to reach $800 million dollars globally, a sign clearly signaling there’s a market for R-rated superhero lore, even potentially so in home entertainment.
Plus, with Batman back in live-action relevance, this could also bring back potential for an R-rated version of the iconic Dark Knight. Some of you folks out there may know more about those possibilities than I, but to me and with 20th Century Fox opening its welcome arms to an R-rated Old Man Logan feature, a similarly violent and graphic Batman movie could be worth it.
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