‘Batman v. Superman’ Will Be Rated R

…on Blu-Ray. The MPAA has announced that they received a version of the film titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition with a note attached that read, ‘EDITED VERSION. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PG-13 VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2393 (9/30/15).’

Many have speculated over the past week that the success of Deadpool may lead to an R rated Batman film. Nobody could’ve predicted, however, that this would be it.

The announcement is surprising to say the least, especially considering how science-fictiony the last two trailers for the movie have come across — featuring a CGI Doomsday and corny (at best) lines delivered by Jessie Eisenberg and company. Could it be that those trailers were designed to reel in a Marvel-skewed audience (and failed)?

I certainly hope so. And if this new MPAA rating is any sign of what’s to come, I think we may be looking at a bold new universe of superhero films.

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About Jayme Karales

Jayme Karales is a writer, filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He is the founder of Clash Media, the director of Practice Makes Perfect, and currently stars in the UnHollywood original series The Hutchcast. His writing has been published by Thought Catalog, The Rebel, Before Sunrise Press, Your Daily Subvert, Moon Project, and others. Follow @JaymeKarales on Twitter.

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