David Ayer Wants the Suicide Squad Sequel to Be Rated R

Friday, 15 April 2016 - 4:18PM
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Suicide Squad
Friday, 15 April 2016 - 4:18PM
David Ayer Wants the Suicide Squad Sequel to Be Rated R
Thanks to a certain talky mercenary we all know and love, R-rated superhero movies are all the rage these days. And considering DC's "grimdark" reputation, you would think they would be the first to jump on the bandwagon, but aside from that monstrous 3-hour BvS director's cut, there's nothing on the docket as of now. In a recent interview, Suicide Squad director David Ayer said that the next DC film can't be rated R at this point, because it's simply too late:

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"For an R movie, you have to decide to do it right out the gate, and that was never the case here," Ayer told MTV News. "We were always going to hit the PG-13 rating. But the film is meant to be that. It's got edge, and it's got attitude. And it's got its own voice… There's a lot in the film that's going to surprise people."
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But when it comes to a sequel (which technically isn't confirmed, but is reportedly already in the works at Warner Bros.), Ayer will be pulling for an R-rating, as it probably should be:

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"It would be worth lobbying for," the director said of an R-rated sequel.
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Personally, I really hope this happens. I'm not on board with everyone trying to replicate Deadpool's success with an R-rating, as that's not really what made Deadpool special. Superhero movies, and all movies for that matter, should only be rated R if the material calls for it. But Suicide Squad, of all things, should definitely call for it. After all:

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Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.
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