With “Deadpool” dominating the box-office with an R-rating, and “Batman: The Killing Joke” settling on an R rating as well, many thought that Warner Bros. Pictures would opt for the same system for “Suicide Squad.” That won’t be the case, as baffling as that may be.
Instead Warner Bros. has settled for a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, which gave the rating based on “sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language.”
“Suicide Squad” is DC Comics’ super villain team-up project, which was directed by David Ayer (“Fury”). The film has a laundry list of top-tier talent behind it, including two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” and the film “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg and Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” as well as “Focus,” andthe “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn.
They will be joined by Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” and “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” and “Pan”) as Enchantress.
Ayer also wrote the script for “Suicide Squad,” which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”).
Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.
There are a few rumors that the next Wolverine installment will have an R rating, hoping to copy Deadpool’s success. Those rumors have a decent chance of coming to fruition, since FOX will produce that film and not Warner Bros. Pictures. No official word has been given at this time but we should no more as the film moves further along into production.
As for “Suicide Squad,” that film is slated for release on August 5, 2016 release in theaters.