Despite its disappointing theatrical run, or perhaps because of it, Batman V Superman Ultimate Edition will get a one-night theatrical release on Monday, June 27th in select theaters across America.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice received critical reviews and preformed well below expectations at the box office, yet it still managed to establish the expanding DC Cinematic Universe, albeit in a very clunky and ham-fisted manner.
The backlash from its poor opening moved director Zack Snyder, the film's stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, and Warner Bros. to tout the director's cut as the definitive vision of the superhero smashup. Now, thanks to the uproar from fans eager to see the director's cut, the R-rated "ultimate edition" will be shown on the big screen. But just for one night and only in select cities.
Batman V Superman Ultimate Edition
The 30 minutes of extra content will include a deleted scene featuring the debut of the Justice League's main adversary, Steppenwolf.
While the trailer for BvS Ultimate Edition (above) doesn't show much of the new footage, we do get a few quick shots, with the most obvious being an exchange between Batman and Alfred while Bruce is in the Batwing.
Bruce tells his longtime friend "I don't deserve you Alfred." to which Alfred replies "No sir, you don't".
Want to see Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition in theaters? Here's where you can catch it, but only on Monday June 27th:
Theater: Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
Theater: AMC Burbank 16 - Dolby Atmos
Theater: Showplace ICON - Dolby Atmos
Theater: The Gateway Film Center
Theater: River Oaks Theatre
Theater: ArcLight Hollywood
New York, New York
Theater: AMC Empire 25 - Dolby Atmos
Theater: City Cinemas Angelika Film Center
Theater: Ritz V
Theater: AMC Desert Ridge - Dolby Atmos
San Francisco, California
Theater: Sundance Kabuki Cinema
Theater: E-Street Cinema
You can purchase tickets for any of these showings here.
For those of us who don't live in (or anywhere near) one of the above mentioned cities, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released digitally on June 28th, and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 19th. You can pre-order your copy here and get it the day it hits shelves.