The glowing anticipation of Batman v. Superman has been drowned out by the maelstrom of bad reviews and a precipitous drop at the box office. But Warner Bros. spent more than $250 million on the film, so they’re understandably standing behind it.
It turns out the studio has another trick up its sleeve: a rated-R version of Batman v. Superman. Birth. Movies. Death is reporting that there’s a rumor that Warner Bros. is thinking about re-releasing the R-rated version in theaters with about 30 minutes of extra footage.
There’s no word on what exactly the additional footage contains, but it’s probably even more violence. Also, does this mean more of that weird scene of Clark Kent and a nude Lois Lane in the bathtub? Who knows, but the new scenes have to be good if Warner Bros. is asking people to spend an additional 30 minutes for an already long and painful-to-watch movie.
One would assume the possible re-release would be a cash grab considering how much it’s been struggling at the box offices these past few weeks. After breaking records in its first week, Batman v. Superman‘s earnings dropped by 68.4 percent in its second-week, which is the fifth-largest drop for any film that earned over $100 million in its opening weekend, according to Uproxx.