Despite a huge opening, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been poorly reviewed… but in a possible rescue strategy, word is an R-rated version exists.
According to Collider, the R-rated version of the film would be released via Warner Home Video… but now, reports say it may get a theatrical release.
While there’s been no official announcement, Birth.Movies.Death claims Warner Bros. will release the R-rated cut as “gift to the fans” … though other chatter simply points to the release as a money grab.
Following a massive debut, in which Batman v Superman raked nearly $170 million domestically, there’s been a sharp decline at the box office. Still, the film has earned nearly $300 million in the U.S. and another $487 million overseas. So, it’s not exactly a failure… but the studio expected much more.
There’s even word that Warner Bros. plans to slow production, following a number of box office disappointments, with Batman v Superman being the latest.
Would you go see an R-rated version of the film?