DC Films are known for being slightly more mature than those of its rival studios; however don’t think that this means we’ll be seeing an R rated film, at least not for a few years.
Charles Roven has today stated that the films currently announced in the DCEU will all be rated PG-13. Speaking to Collider, the producer explained:
“Right now the movies that we’re making, the movies that have been announced by Warner Bros., I would say those are all intended to be PG-13 movies, I can’t tell you something may not come out of left field or we might get inspired to develop a different character, but the ones that are in front of us right now through [‘Justice League Part Two’ are] PG-13.”
This falls in line in what was previously reported in regards to the Suicide Squad movie, something which came as a blow to fans who were hoping to see Task Force X in an R-Rated adventure.
The reason for this, Roven revealed the following:
“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.”
This makes sense, as the studio would probably want to make their films accessible to their whole audience, given the continuity they are attempting to create and if Suicide Squad can make a PG-13, I can’t see the other films needing to be rated any higher.
What do you think? Are you shocked by this decision? Would you like to see an R-Rated film? Let us know below!