People had been speculating on what the Suicide Squad movie rating would be, well the wait is over. The MPAA has officially given their stamp to the worst heroes ever and given us their standard generic overview as to why. You likely won’t be shocked to discover that Suicide Squad will contain both suggestive language and violence. Shocking, right?
EW has the report of the Motion Picture Association of America’s official decision to give the Suicide Squad the PG-13 rating that has become the standard for summer action movies and comic book films in general.
Along with the rating, the MPAA gave their synopsis of the reasons for the rating, which give us a general overview of the film’s more adult elements, but are not exactly spoiler territory. The movie will be PG-13 for:
Sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, and suggestive content and language.
Director David Ayer had previously said Suicide Squad was always aiming for that lower rating, but that an R-rated sequel would be something “worth lobbying for.”
“For an R movie, you have to decide to do it right out the gate, and that was never the case here,” Ayer said in April at CinemaCon. “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.”
Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2016, on 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D worldwide.