'Suicide Squad': 4 Reasons Its Box Office Blowout Is Good News


Modern comic book fans have grown up. Kids who watched Batman: The Animated Series, or went to see Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies in theaters, want something to match that increased maturity. For some fans, that means seeing iconic Marvel and DC heroes veer headfirst into R-rated territory. With that in mind, plenty of audiences remain insistent on seeing an R-rated cut of Suicide Squad, but director David Ayer has seemingly shot that idea down.

David Ayer spoke to Empire recently and firmly declared that he never really intended to make Suicide Squad an R-rated movie in the first place. The film already pushes the envelope of its PG-13 label, and adding some extra swearing, as well as some other thematic elements would not enhance the overall story. He explained: