DC's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't quite the home run for which Warner Bros. was hoping. The film was panned by critics, and while it did bring in a hefty amount of cash, it didn't meet the high bar many set for the first film starring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman side by side.
That, however, might change with the arrival of the film's ultimate edition later this summer. The new cut of the film from director Zack Snyder includes an additional 30 minutes of footage, bringing the already-long film's new run-time to a total of 182 minutes. That's more than three hours of Batman v Superman goodness (or badness, depending on who you ask). Now, we have a trailer for the ultimate edition, and it includes tons of new footage that hardcore fans will want to check out.
Judging from the trailer, fans can expect more scenes dealing with the aftermath of Superman's actions, as victims ask how Superman decides who to save and who to let die. It looks like Superman's reporter alter ego Clark Kent will do some more digging on who exactly Batman is, and Bruce will spend some additional time moping around Wayne Manor lamenting the death of his parents.
Batman v Superman's ultimate edition will also include scenes featuring the mysterious character of Jena Malone, who was cut entirely from the theatrical version of film. Fans can also expect more of Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. Warner Bros. previously released a clip from the ultimate edition showing a communion between Luthor and an alien presence, which should help shine some light on the character's motivations throughout the movie. You can check out a sample of all the new footage in the trailer below.
As has long been promised, the ultimate edition of the film will be R-rated. The trailer provides a little more insight into why exactly the film was rated that way, with the R-rating stemming from "sequences of violence."
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition will arrive digitally on June 28, with the film arriving on Blu-ray July 19.