Batman v Superman Editor Reveals First cut Run Time for the Film

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By Chris Cortes – 15th April 2016
Batman v Superman Editor Reveals First cut Run Time for the Film

The run time length for the first cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been revealed.

During an interview with Pro Video Coalition (via IGN), David Brenner, the editor of Batman v Superman, revealed that the first edited cut of the film was “a nearly four hour cut.” Brenner went into detail on what the first cut of the movie was having to work with:

“Generally, BvS was a unique challenge in that we had not one but two protagonists, each with an alter-ego. So there was Clark Kent, Superman, Bruce Wayne and Batman. And then surrounding them are Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Wallace Keefe, Perry White, Martha Kent, Holly Hunter’s character, and still more characters orbiting them.”

An upcoming extended cut for Batman v Superman will be released on home video sometime this year, which Brenner states will incorporate some of the material from the initial four hour cut of the film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently in theaters, with a home video release, which includes the extended cut, being released later in 2016.

For more information on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and other entertainment-related news, stay tuned to Gamer Headlines. 

  • Steve Hullfish

    As the original author of this article, I’d like to point out that MOST films have run times that are WELL over the theatrical release time. I have edited three feature films and all have been over by about 20%. I have interviewed editors for many of these big “tentpole” releases like Captain America, Suicide Squad, Mad Max, Star Wars, and ALL of them have original cut lengths that are 25% longer than the release. Trust me, no director would ever want an audience to see that original cut. It is usually bloated with lengthy action sequences and have EVERY scene that is in the original script. In almost all cases, movies cut many scenes in order to get a viewable and enjoyable movie that tells a story as quickly as is possible

    • Chris Cortes

      Very well said. The legends surrounding the first cut of the original Star Wars are enough to warrant all the points you just stated.

  • Mr0303

    It would be interesting to see what was cut out. I think the movie was pretty self contained and the extra stuff will likely be side character moments.