In a move that shouldn’t shock anyone, except those hopelessly praying for an R-rated DC romp, producer Charles Roven has confirmed while speaking to Collider that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad will be rated PG-13 when it arrives in cinemas on August 6th, 2016. Some might be disappointed by this move, but Warner Bros. intends for all of their installments in the growing DC Cinematic Universe to land such a rating and even a film filled with supervillains will be no exception. That goes double for one that stars two of the most popular comic book characters around: The Joker and Harley Quinn. WB will want everyone possible to purchase a ticket, so PG-13 it is!
“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.”
As for when we should expect another trailer for the antihero team romp? Roven says not until sometime during the first quarter of next year. For more of Roven’s thoughts on the property, but sure to check out the full interview at the link above.