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Batman V Superman to Get R-Rated Blu-ray Release

When a movie has the sort of unprecedented success that Deadpool has had -- now the highest grossing R-rated comic book film of all time -- it's bound to start a trend. What exactly that trend will be remains to be seen, but we and others -- including Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn -- hope the trend is more superhero movies that are original and willing to take risks, and not movies that are rated R simply for the sake of it.

But regardless of whether or not Deadpool ushers in some raunchy superhero movie renaissance, the vast majority of superhero movies will remain in the PG to PG-13 window. That's the case with 2016's next superhero release: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which the 'Son of Krypton' will do battle with the 'Bat of Gotham' in a brawl that comes with some very high expectations. However epic this superhero showdown may be, the film was obviously able to secure a PG-13 rating, so there's a limit to just how brutal their fight can be.

Unless, by chance, there was an R-rated version of the film that potentially included scenes considered too violent for Batman V Superman's theatrical release, then we'd have some idea of just how brutal a fight between Superman and Batman could be. Which is exactly what is being suggested by these tweets from Disney scooper, Stitch Kingdom, that BvS's Blu-ray release will include an R-rated cut of the film:

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Batman V Superman to Get R-Rated Blu-ray Release