MPAA gave ‘Batman v Superman’ Director’s Cut An R Rating

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has finally released their rating for the upcoming movies, and gave the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition a rated R for ‘sequences of violence.’

In the Classification And Rating Administration (CARA) bulletin, there’s an additional note under the title that reads “EDITED VERSION. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PG-13 VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2393 (9/30/15).” Warner Home Entertainment is the main and only distributor, which implies that we’ll likely see an extended director’s cut on Blue-ray afterwards from Zack Snyder.

In 2013, everyone was surprised by the PG-13 rating that was awarded to The Dark Knight Rises, due to the amount of violence it had in the movie. The rating sparked debate on both sides of the Atlantic concerning the younger demographic viewing violent movies such as this.

Despite, its debatable rating, the movie earned over $1 billion after its opening weekend, surpassing its previous title. Its popularity has extended even into game software available online, along with a slew of other popular movies of the same decade. It’s likely that the Batman v Superman movie will also have the same success and traction with the public, if not through online games maybe through PC, mobile apps, and the inevitable console games.

So far, there has only been a few sneak peeks of the movie. The latest was a new image of Batman and Superman on the movie’s official social media accounts. The team shared a picture of Ben Affleck as Batman in his armored suit while awaiting Superman to show up. In a separate image, Superman was in front of the press answering questions related to the destruction of the city and the main reason why he needs to take down Batman.

“The world needs to know what happened, and to know what he stands for,” said Senator Finch at the Comic-Con trailer.

The Batman v Superman will be out in theaters on March 26, 2016 in the US, which will be competing against the Captain America: Civil War movie that will come out on May 6, 2016.

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