Suicide Squad Won’t Get An R Rating

In the wake of “Deadpool” and its R-rating scoring such a big box-office opening, there’s been talk of further R-rated superhero films in the near future – from an extended cut of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” for the Blu-ray, to the third solo “Wolverine” film which will likely adopt the rating for use of its ‘Old Man Logan’ storyline.

One film that seems like a logical candidate to get an R-rating is that of David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad”, but the film’s producer Charles Roven tells EW that they’re sticking with the PG-13 they have for now: “I think right now we’re going for the PG-13. I don’t know that that’s going to materially change. We can give that movie the edge that it needs and still maintain a PG-13.”

Earlier in the week Disney’s Bob Iger stated that Marvel Studios has no plans to follow suit with its Marvel Cinematic Universe films, sticking to the PG-13 rating they’ve had so far for all films. “Suicide Squad” opens in cinemas in August.