‘Batman v Superman’ Gets R Rating for ‘Ultimate Edition’

MPAA gives home entertainment version of Warner Bros. movie stricter rating for “sequences of violence”

Last Updated: February 23, 2016 @ 7:45 PM

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has received an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America — at least the edited “Ultimate Edition” has.

The director’s cut from Warner Bros. received the stricter rating for “sequences of violence,” according to the MPAA. The re-cut version contains different content from the PG-13 version that will hit theaters in March.

Twentieth Century Fox recently saw success with its R-rated superhero movie, “Deadpool.” The film, which starred Ryan Reynolds as Marvel’s “Merc with a Mouth,” broke a host of box office records, chiefly the biggest opening weekend for an R-rated release in history.

Fox announced last week that “Wolverine 3,” which will hit theaters on Mar. 3, 2017, will also aim for an R rating following “Deadpool’s” massive success.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens nationwide on Mar. 25.