It’s official – The Suicide Squad gets an R rating.
Asked directly about the film’s rating on Twitter, director James Gunn replied, “Yes, it’s rated R.” This will make The Suicide Squad the second R-rated film in the DCEU, after Margot Robbie in 2020. Birds of prey.
Although it has long been assumed that the sort of continuation to 2016 Suicide Squad would be rated R, this had not been confirmed until Gunn’s tweet. And, after all, the same was said about the original film, and it ended up with a PG-13 (12A in UK) rating. There is no direct equivalent to an R rating in the UK, but movies with this rating are generally rated 15th across the pond.
We still don’t know much about the sequel to Gunn’s reboot, but the director has already confirmed that no character is safe, and even Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn isn’t guaranteed to come out unscathed. Alongside Robbie, the 2016 film’s cast members include Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. There will also be new faces, including Idris Elba, John Cena, and Pete Davidson as Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and Blackguard, respectively.
That’s not all – we’re getting a Suicide Squad spinoff TV show on HBO Max about Cena Peacemaker soon too. Also helmed by Gunn, he teased the start of filming back in november.
The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021. In the meantime, you can catch up with the rest of the DCEU with the help of our guide to watch the DC movies in order.