After the enormous success of Deadpool’s first solo outing being an R-rated venture, audiences and critics began to speculate that Warner Bros. would shoot for something similar with its villainous ensemble film. However, director David Ayer was quick to belay said discussion:
“For an R movie, you have to decide to do it right out the gate, and that was never the case here,” Ayer noted at CinemaCon in April. “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.”
While an R-rating would be worth pushing for with the film’s sequel, it’s not what fans will get come release this summer. The worst heroes ever will officially make their cinematic debut with a PG-13 rating. “It feels so good to be bad,” says one of Suicide Squad’s popular tagline. They are sure to be plenty bad, but not that bad.
“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”
Audiences will find out just how bad this rambunctious team of misfits truly is, once Suicide Squad opens in theaters later this summer on August 5.
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