Suicide Squad Producer discusses Joker Details and PG-13 Rating
Despite all the evidence we’ve seen of the film depicting a much darker tone than others in the genre, it turns out the rating will indeed be PG-13. This shouldn’t come to much of a surprise to anyone. This will be just the third entry in the DC Cinematic Universe, and Warner Bros wants this to make summer blockbuster money with it. It’s a fairly unknown property, as even those that just dabble in reading comics may not recognize all the characters on the team, so a PG-13 rating enables access a much larger audience. Here’s what producer Charles Roven had to say about the rating in a recent interview with Collider:
“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.”
It sounds like these films are in good hands, with the producers trying to balance the needs of new and old fans alike. For those of you disappointed in not seeing an R-rated Suicide Squad, just remeber the last time the Joker was on screen in PG-13 he shoved a pencil through a dude’s head.
Suicide Squad is set to hit the theaters August 2016.