India’s CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) is at it again. It has approved the forthcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which stars actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, with a UA certificate but with a visual cut. The certificate is basically equivalent to the PG-13 rating in the U.S.
After removing chunks of the recent “The Hateful Eight” and Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool,” it is now Batman vs Superman’s turn to face the wrath of censorship. But both Hateful Eight and Deadpool got an R rating, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” didn’t.
DNA India also claims that a source from the Board has unveiled the reason why Indian censors have been kind to the Hollywood film.
The source stated, “The CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) was very keen that the film be seen by youngsters. But some of the content isn’t completely suitable for viewing by underage audiences. While the violence is done in the spirit of a comicbook adventure, the film was rated UA (suitable for underage viewers accompanied by an adult), with just one visual cut… of a fleeting nude figure.”
It has been said that a love scene between Superman and Lois Lane in a bathtub was cut.
However, according to Entertainment Weekly, when the extended version of “Batman v Superman” hits the home video market, the film will include bonus scenes that have earned it an R rating. The ratings board made it known that the “Ultimate Edition” of “Batman v Superman” includes more violence compared to the theatrical cut.
As stated by Cinema Blend, “BvS” will likely be expanded upon the death of the second Robin (Jason Todd). If Robin dies in the film, it will weigh heavily on Batman’s conscience during the events of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
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