Zack Snyder dropped a Bat-bomb when he revealed he expects his Justice League director's cut to receive an R-rating for profanity and violence, including "F-bombs" from Batman (Ben Affleck) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). In Zack Snyder's Justice League, the long-fabled Snyder Cut, the Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice filmmaker realizes his original vision for the version of the superhero ensemble that was released into theaters in 2017. Unlike the PG-13 version of Justice League completed by Joss Whedon, Snyder predicts his director's cut will be returned with an "R" when rated by the MPAA:
"The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R — that's one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure," Snyder told Entertainment Weekly. "We haven't heard from the MPAA, but that's my gut."
Explaining the expected R-rating, Snyder said, "There's one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy with what's going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind. And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half. So [the rating would be due to] violence and profanity, probably both."
Snyder released a look at a redesigned and much meaner-looking Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) over the summer, writing of the prickly villain, "How many f—ks do you think he gives?"
Snyder previously released the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition on home media, an R-rated version of the film that restored roughly 30 minutes of material cut to guarantee a PG-13 rating for theaters.
"You can have multiple versions and I can show my son and my daughters [the PG-13 version of Batman v Superman] and feel confident that the stuff isn't too crazy," Affleck told EW in 2017, "and then grownups can see the larger version, [which is like] the red-band trailer. They can see the more adult version of that movie."
Here's what people are saying about the potentially R-rated Zack Snyder's Justice League ahead of its early to mid-2021 release on HBO Max:
Holy F-Word, Batman
Pardon my F-bomb but that fucking sucks. Superhero movies like this one are for kids. If a 10 year old can't watch it you missed the mark.
And yes I know DEADPOOL is rated R but this is Batman and Superman. I don't think the last WOLVERINE should have been R either. Sue me. https://t.co/dQamuNPSUB— Daniel Kunka (@unikunka) December 15, 2020
It actually would be really fucking funny if the one "f-bomb" Batman drops in the Snydercut is just him reciting Snyder's "You're living in a fucking dream world" ramble verbatim pic.twitter.com/NUm4QBtp7F— Overstaying My Welcome™ (@_TH3B33ZKN33Z_) December 14, 2020
"What the F"
if we were going to have a batman drop the f-bomb it should have been this one pic.twitter.com/kNi0iUsmUF— happy h-avi-kah (@manicmothman) December 15, 2020
We’re really getting a four hour long, R-Rated Justice League movie with an f-bomb dropping Batman, Steppenwolf hacking people in half and his eventual decapitation by Wonder Woman; a nerds are staying mad pressed!! You love to see it. #zacksnyderjusticeleague pic.twitter.com/DLV9sSlnpJ— Mike (@SupesKenobi) December 15, 2020
So what should Batman's F-bomb in Zack Snyder's Justice League be? I'm partial to "Fuck, he is tall" or "Something's definitely fucking bleeding" 🤭— TheBatSkeptic (@TheBatSkeptic) December 15, 2020
"You Should Probably F'ing Move"
Zack Snyder - Batman is gonna swear, drop the F-bomb, mow people down with the batmobile and its machine guns. Yeah, so cool.
Snyder cult - he knows the character so well, nobody knows the character as well as he does.December 15, 2020
I hope Batman doesn’t say the f-word and it’s Cyborg like ‘You should probably Fucking move’ pic.twitter.com/6AgmJIYksa— Tsunami Studios (@RidetheGeekWave) December 15, 2020
Leonard Cohen's "F You"
YESS! THIS needs a R-rating. However, Batman dropping an F-bomb is really just trying to be edgy. I'm glad the violence will be more brutal and most likely realistic. https://t.co/NFk3PcbYlH— Flix Guy (@Flixguyyt) December 14, 2020
What Snyder isn't telling people is that Batman says the F-word during the end credits, where he sings a sad, Leonard Cohen-esque rendition of Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" while Wonder Woman and Cyborg sing the backing vocals— Heat (1995) Miser (@ashleynaftule) December 15, 2020
A Bloody R
there’s absolutely no need for an R rated Justice League film and whoever thinks that’s a good idea is an idiot. I don’t need Superman or Batman to drop an F-bomb to make things feel “real”.— Detective (@Detective9_) December 15, 2020
And then Batman was all like “F-Word you Superman!” And then he killed him and there was blood all over https://t.co/pCgFfCKHV1— Mental Organism Designed Only for Chilling (@baronbattle) December 15, 2020
Unless Batman smashes his thumb with a hammer, there's no reason for him to say the F-word. https://t.co/fGNnieQVZy— Miranda Allen (@1MirandaAllen) December 15, 2020
oh man batman dropping an f-bomb in the snyder cut can only mean one thing pic.twitter.com/cQECXmtARs— Gustav Carlson (@BackwoodGoat) December 15, 2020