BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Theatrical Cut Replaced With "Ultimate Edition" On HBO Max

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Theatrical Cut Replaced With "Ultimate Edition" On HBO Max

There's good news if you subscribe to HBO Max, as the streaming service has replaced the theatrical version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Zack Snyder's "Ultimate Edition" of the DC movie...

By JoshWilding - Jul 04, 2020 02:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman vs. Superman

HBO Max has come under fire from all directions since launching due to a lack of 4K content and a much shorter than expected list of DC Comics movies. Things are looking up, though, as the theatrical version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has now been swapped out for Zack Snyder's arguably superior three-hour "Ultimate Edition."

"The full 3-hour Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now streaming exclusively on HBO Max. Put that long weekend to good use," reads an Instagram post shared by the streaming service.

In related news, all four Christopher Reeve Superman movies have also been added (along with 2006's Superman Returns starring Brandon Routh).

The "Ultimate Edition" of Batman v Superman features an additional 30 minutes of footage, including a cameo from Steppenwolf, a longer opening sequence, and more of a focus on Clark Kent's investigation of Batman. It's well worth watching if you haven't already seen it, and this is bound to generate some interest in HBO Max from fans who missed this edition of the movie the first time around.

Check out the Instagram post below:
 

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dracula
dracula - 7/4/2020, 2:55 AM
Well that sucks. The ultimate cut still isnt something mind blowing, still has a lot of problems, but it cuts the problems of the theatrical cut by 3/4
WakandanQueen
WakandanQueen - 7/4/2020, 2:56 AM
@dracula - So, why does it suck?
dracula
dracula - 7/4/2020, 2:58 AM
@WakandanQueen - oh its late, about to go to bed. Mis read it, thought it said that the theatrical cut was replacing the snyder cut
JustALurker
JustALurker - 7/4/2020, 3:39 AM
@dracula - idk why people liked it, all it did is adding lame investigations about a lexCorp bullet "who would've made that bullet" and the "wheel chair is made of lead" which am baffled why it was cut on the first place.
regularmovieguy
regularmovieguy - 7/4/2020, 7:10 AM
@JustALurker

It made it more fluid, and organic. The theatrical cut gave me a headache the way it was cut.
videovac
videovac - 7/4/2020, 12:50 PM
"dracula - 7/4/2020, 2:55 AM
Well that sucks. The ultimate cut still isnt something mind blowing, still has a lot of problems, but it cuts the problems of the theatrical cut by 3/4"

@dracula

No the f_ck it doesn't. It's still trash.
Darkknight2149
Darkknight2149 - 7/4/2020, 2:01 PM
@videovac -

Ok boomer.
Darkknight2149
Darkknight2149 - 7/4/2020, 2:07 PM
@regularmovieguy -
This. It restored necessary plot points, making it less of a disjointed mess and eliminating several plot holes.

It also restored scenes of Superman actually being Superman (such as him showing emotion and helping people, instead of moping 100% of the time and flying away after people are caught in an explosion) and it actually made Lex Luthor menacing by showing his power, influence, and machinations (even though Eisenberg's performance still sucked). In the Ultimate Edition, Luthor was a force to be reckoned with and would have been perfect for the DCEU if he didn't act like Jim Carrey.
nikgrid
nikgrid - 7/4/2020, 3:06 AM
The Ultimate cut should be the ONLY cut.
Darkknight2149
Darkknight2149 - 7/4/2020, 2:17 PM
@nikgrid -
This. Had the Ultimate Edition been released in theatres instead, Batman v Superman would have been a hotly debated film like Man of Steel was in 2013, instead of being a sequel with a modest cult following that almost everyone agrees is objectively bad.
manofillintent1
manofillintent1 - 7/4/2020, 3:13 AM
Saw a lot of news on Instagram about Affleck signing a contract with HBO or something? Saying he’s coming back as batman and is going to be announced at that DC event? surely not right???
tmp3
tmp3 - 7/4/2020, 3:14 AM
@manofillintent1 - The source was WeGotThisCovered...
JustALurker
JustALurker - 7/4/2020, 3:41 AM
@tmp3 - oh no, I once had hope with this rumor.
BritishMonkey
BritishMonkey - 7/4/2020, 4:37 AM
@tmp3 - I saw it was TheCulturedNerd that was the source.
tmp3
tmp3 - 7/4/2020, 3:18 AM
HBO Max added the director’s cut of BvS but only have the theatrical cuts for LOTR and Apocalypse Now. Lame
regularmovieguy
regularmovieguy - 7/4/2020, 7:11 AM
@tmp3

Apocalypse Now (theatrical) is my favorite cut of that movie
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 7/4/2020, 3:28 AM
The only cut that matters.
Shroombeast
Shroombeast - 7/4/2020, 3:34 AM
I hear it's better than the theatrical cut, but I still have yet to see it as that would require me to watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice again.
JustALurker
JustALurker - 7/4/2020, 3:41 AM
@Shroombeast - they are exaggerating, it does make the movie less confusing, but it doesn't make it good.
Shroombeast
Shroombeast - 7/4/2020, 3:54 AM
@JustALurker - That's pretty much what I expect.
BornToLose
BornToLose - 7/4/2020, 6:11 AM
@Shroombeast - I personally think it makes the film overall a lot better. I love the Ultimate Cut.
ThePhantazm
ThePhantazm - 7/4/2020, 6:14 AM
@Shroombeast - I would argue it is worse. The ultimate cut is longer and nothing of value is added other than explaining some things that may have been considered plot holes which only the most pedantic nerds cared about in the first place.
Kumkani
Kumkani - 7/4/2020, 4:19 AM
Honestly there really isn't much of a difference between the two.
TexasAvenger
TexasAvenger - 7/4/2020, 6:00 AM
@Necropolitan - Right? One is shitty, and the other one is shitty for three hours.
Canon108
Canon108 - 7/4/2020, 5:36 AM
Can't believe how incompetent DC seems to be when pumping out films. You never see this with Marvel...the best cut is released, end of story. Never, oh the theatrical cut sucked, wait for the gritty home video release for the film we really meant to make. [frick] are they stupid. They killed a sure think faster than disney with Star Wars. It could easily be 20 years for DC to get where Marvel was in 2012.
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