[Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) really lived up to its name! Not only holding the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world, but being the building blocks for the upcoming Justice League film. With so much being compacted into one film, there was no wonder for why it was two hours and forty-five minutes long. With an extended cut being released in a few months showing an R-rated three hour version of the film, fans are ready to see the extra footage. It turns out the original script was going to be putting whole lot more on the table.
Zack Snyder Had Something Bigger Planned!
Just recently, in an interview with Batman v Superman editor David Brenner and author Steve Hullfish from ProVideo Coalition. Brenner shared how Batman v Superman could've been an almost four-hour superhero film.
It was a lot to juggle. So the plot lines of a couple characters had to go. These people are currently in the movie but we don’t track them, and it’s okay. What’s kind of fun is that we went back and did an extended cut where we put a lot of this stuff back, and we refined it into the same rhythm as the theatrical release. So what was once a nearly four-hour cut with absolutely everything was ridiculous – ended up being about a three-hour cut, once all these added story lines were refined with the fat was cut out.
It's understandable to why Brenner and Snyder would've wanted to trim the film down since four-hours would've been way too long, even for major DC fans. Then again, if you look at how the story-line went down and with the film leading on to the highly anticipated Justice League Part One, they had to fit in as much as they could.