MPAA releases its rating for villain-stuffed DC Comics adaptation SUICIDE SQUAD!
Suicide Squad looks like it’s full of danger and destruction and all around crazy behavior, but the film’s freshly minted MPAA rating suggests it may not be as buckwild as some fans had hoped.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has rated the villain team-up romp PG-13, meaning it’s not suitable for anyone under the age of 13, citing “sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language.”
While that doesn’t mean there won’t be any insane moments within– some studios get away with quite a bit in PG-13 films– but there were plenty of fans clamoring for the grittiest of the gritty from this tale.
The decision still shouldn’t come as a total surprise, given that DC producer Charles Roven (who has since been moved into an executive producer slot at the studio) talked about the need to keep the movies away from an R rating.
“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.”
The film’s predecessor in the new DC Universe, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, was also rated PG-13, but received an R rating for its uncut home release version.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016.