This morning, we exclusively debuted the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, the long-discussed R-rated, extended cut of director Zack Snyder’s superhero smackdown. If you watched the trailer, then you noticed quite a few bits of brand new footage here and there, along with a look at Jena Malone’s mysterious character, who apparently has some sort of interaction with Amy Adams’ Lois Lane.
Snyder previously told Collider that the new footage in the extended cut of the film would feature a much longer North Africa sequence, as well as more graphic violence during Batman’s fight in the warehouse and even a different opening and ending:
“There’s a little bit of action, there’s a little bit of violence that we trimmed out for the MPAA that we put back. The Batman warehouse rescue, there’s a couple shots of Doomsday that were too intense. Then there’s a little bit longer ending, sort of the ending sequence, and the opening of the movie, the North Africa sequence is really much different.”
Some of this is glimpsed in today’s trailer, namely more shots from the North Africa sequence and of course Jena Malone’s character. And since folks are mighty curious about how different this three-hour cut of Batman v Superman is, we’ve put together a rundown of what, exactly, is new in the trailer:
- Clark watching TV in Kitchen. The interview on the TV is different than what was in the Theatrical.
- Superman seeing flying away from the Capital after the explosion.
- Drone firing the missile at the desert compound as Superman flies directly into the camera.
- Bruce in the shower.
- Security monitor footage of Batman in LexCorp.
- Voiceover and shot of individual scratching the Bat symbol into a Lottery scratcher card.
- Russian using flame thrower at desert compound.
- Russian watching and smiling as Superman takes out missile.
- Jena Malone
- Alfred line “So falls the House of Wayne.”
- Woman who tells Clark only fists stop him.
It’ll be interesting to see how this half hour of extra footage impacts the film as a whole—if some story or character points will become more clear, or if it’s simply just more movie. Whatever the case, I’m definitely curious to check it out. For a closer look at today’s new footage, peruse the screengrabs below or click here for all our previous Batman v Superman coverage.