Well, this is a bit of an interesting little development. With films like Deadpool and Logan hitting, there does seem to be more confidence heading in a darker, more R-rated direction with big-budget comic book movies. That being said, most of expected the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe to pretty much to stay the course with their PG-13 ratings.
Now it sounds like that may not be the case. Earlier today, it was reported that Warner Bros. was aiming at a January 2019 production start date for a Birds of Prey film. This was corroborated by two outlets, and now Flickering Myth is the third one to sign off on that story. In short, January 2019 seems to be the current plan-of-action for Birds of Prey. But that wasn’t all Flickering Myth had to say.
Speaking with Margot Robbie, they also reported two key details: that Birds of Prey would feature a “much smaller budget” and that it would be rated R. That’s right, a DC film starring Harley Quinn will reportedly be rated R.
I have to say, I’m a big fan of this move. While I don’t think they should force an R rating on this, if it naturally evolves from the story, I think allowing it to grow into that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. We’ve seen what happens when DC tries to inhibit their filmmakers, so it’ll be nice to see them do the opposite. Plus, in a world where ever superhero film has a massive budget, making one for less would allow them to take risks.
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SOURCE: Flickering Myth