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The Suicide Squad gets hard R-rating for gore, violence and nudity

May 13th, 2021 by Marc Comments

It’s not exactly a surprise to anyone, but James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is set for a hard R-rating according to the MPA.

When the movie’s trailers debuted a while ago (here), it was pretty obvious that the movie would be R-Rated when King Shark (Sylvester Stallone) was biting off heads and tearing people in two.

But now we have the clarification.

The Suicide Squad has been rated R for “strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity.”

The R-Rating puts it in the company of Birds of Prey and Joker, both of which had R-ratings – although Joker isn’t part of the DCEU. It also means that it’s a more mature rating that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie which was PG-13.

The brief graphic nudity is raising a few eyebrows online with many trying to work out who or what it will be… I’m making no comment on what I hope it is.


Gunn recently said, when asked who will die in the movie from the core team, “Don’t Get Too Attached,” so it’s anyone’s guess who will end up on Task Force X’s list of fallen operatives.

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A.

Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X.

Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement.

And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….