Those holding out hopes (most likely slim hopes) that Suicide Squad would be Rated-R – can finally give up hope. Producer Charles Roven has revealed the rating that we pretty much all knew the film would get but says that it isn’t really a bad thing:
“The intention of the film is definitely to be PG-13… We really want to make these films tonally consistent so that, as I said because this is a shared universe, at least our current thinking—and again, we’re not dealing in absolutes because while this is business it’s also a creative endeavor, so you want to leave yourself open to changing your mind, doing something different, being inspired, that’s the whole process of filmmaking is you have to allow for inspiration as well as having a road map for what you’re gonna do. So our plan right now is to make all these films PG-13. In some cases, you know, right there on the edge of PG-13, but still PG-13.”
I don’t think there was ever really a legitimate chance that the film would actually get an R-rating but some were saying that it’d actually make the film work a lot better. Given the darker nature of the DC Cinematic Universe, I don’t really think this is a big deal.
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