The recent DC superhero showdown Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn’t exactly short on darkness, intensity, and gritty fight sequences, but the upcoming extended version promises even more. The R-rated “Ultimate Edition” hits digital and home entertainment platforms soon, and includes 30 minutes of previously unseen footage. A new trailer has been released–check it out here, via Collider:
The Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition runs for a massive 182 minutes, and will includes not only extended versions of some of its more intense sequences, but entirely new scenes and characters–in particular, Jena Malone’s mysterious role, which was completely cut from the theatrical version.
In March, star Ben Affleck spoke about the decision to release an R-rated version of the movie. “I’m a parent of young kids, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to have a Batman v Superman that I couldn’t show to my younger kids,” he told EW. “But on the same token, as an adult, I like to see movies that are R-rated. I think nowadays because we have so many means of distribution and ways that we can do different things, it’s the creative solution to a creative challenge.”
The Blu-ray and DVD release also include a variety of special features. These are:
- Uniting the World’s Finest
- Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants
- The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder
- Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile
- Superman: Complexity & Truth
- Batman: Austerity & Rage
- Wonder Woman: Grace & Power
- Batcave: Legacy of the Lair
- The Might and the Power of a Punch
- The Empire of Luthor
- Save the Bats
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition will be available digitally from June 28, and it hits physical formats on July 19.