If you put a bunch of bad-ass super villains in a movie, trot out Harley Quinn in short shorts and a baseball bat, and a Joker character played by Jared Leto that’s so intense and insane that he included live rats and bullets, and the director of the bloody, visceral Fury and the harrowing End of Watch and Training Day, you expect a movie that will bite you in the ass and spit hunks of your own butt cheek in your face. You expect enough foul language and intense violence to scare away the 7th graders.
What you don’t expect is a fucking PG-13 movie.
That’s what we’re expected to get, however, says DCEU producer Charles Roven, speaking to Collider.
“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.”
Horg. Man up, DC. If you’re going to be the “dark and gritty” cinematic universe, bring the violence and language to match the tone.
Also, Deadpool has a message for Suicide Squad.