The hyena-filled antics of Harley Quinn in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey film would not be good for anyone under the age of 18.
According to a source, the female-led Suicide Squad follow up has been granted an R-rating for strong intensity and communication throughout, and some physical and narcotic things.
This indicates the primary R-rating given to a mainstream DCEU project. We know what you are considering, but Todd Phillips’ Joker is not part of Warner Bros.
DC universe (and not actually a superhero-type film anyway). That project was very much a standalone story that deliberately had no interest in follow-up to any other superhero films produced by the production house.
Joker and Deadpool have ultimately persuaded studios and creators
Although, it seems as if Joker and Deadpool have ultimately persuaded studios and creators that an R-rating can still lead to stellar come back at theatres.
For example, Joker lately exceeded $1 billion globally and became the highest-earning R-rated movie in the history of cinemas.
It also took four main Golden Globe namings. Perhaps this suggests Todd McFarlane will ultimately get the funding for his fiercely horrific and long-gestating Spawn reboot.
The movie Birds of Prey written by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee), Birds of Prey gets Harley breaking up with the Joker and setting out on an operation to defend young Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from Gotham’s most dreaded offense lord, Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
To that outcome, Quinn hires some support in the form of Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
Co-feature Rosie Perez, Ali Wong, and Chris Messina. Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits the theatres on the 7th of February, 2023.