The theatrical release of Batman vs Superman is not even out yet and Deborah Snyder (Producer) has already revealed the estimated length for the R rated Blu-ray/DVD coming out later this year.
Snyder was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter where she estimated how much more new footage is included in the R rated version of Batman vs Superman.
She said: “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 theatrical cut for Batman vs Superman clocks in at 151 minutes. With Snyder claiming that the R rated cut adds 30 more minutes, it’s more than likely this version of the movie will be 3 hours long. We know Jena Malone’s scenes will be in it as she was sadly cut from the original movie.
Snyder also explained that the decision to release a Blu-ray/DVD that is R rated was not influenced by the popularity of Deadpool. The R rated version of Batman vs Superman was actually cut a week before Deadpool even came out.