(Canada) has some "scoop" about the director's cut:
Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut in 2006
Director Ridley Scott Movie Kingdom of Heaven
News Genre : Action Movie News DVD / TV News
In an interview over at Guardian Unlimited, director Ridley Scott brought attention future plans for a director's cut of his 2005 epic film Kingdom of Heaven on DVD, reports The Digital Bits. Ther was alot of footage, including entire subplots that had to be cut and trimmed for its theatrical release.
You can expect a multi-disc release set with 45 added minutes added sometime in 2006.
Set in 12th century Europe and the exotic East, "Kingdom of Heaven" is an epic adventure about a young peasant (Orlando Bloom) who finds himself thrust into a decades-long war.
A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood. Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from overwhelming forces â€“ while striving to keep a fragile peace.....
The movie was written by William Monahan, directed by Ridley Scott ("Alien", "Gladiator") and stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Marton Csokas, and Liam Neeson.
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Not exactly new information or all that precise, but at least we know that the (current) plan is to release the extended version in 2006 rather than 5 years later a la Gladiator