The Suicide Squad: Joel Kinnaman Says James Gunn’s DC Movie Is ‘Heavily’ R-Rated

Kinnaman not only said that The Suicide Squad is an R-Rated comedy, but a “heavily” R-Rated comedy. Considering many of the casts’ comments from DC FanDome, describing things like “Everyone’s exploding. Genitals, heads, arms, legs,” it seems like none of this will be obscured or hidden like Ayer’s shot at the franchise.


In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Joel Kinnaman spoke about the script for The Suicide Squad, describing it as “so funny” and that the movie itself is insane:

“James just has this command of that genre, but also over every aspect of comedy and even the marketing. He just understands the world so well, and since he wrote it, he really reinvents not just the concepts, but also the characters

What stuck out most in this interview and Kinnaman’s praise of the movie was that he felt that “…it was like I did my first comedy, but it’s like heavily R-rated.”
He continued to describe the odd experience, saying that he had “never done a comedy in that way before.”

“So I asked James to work with me and teach me this shit. And yeah, we had so much fun doing it. That movie is going to be a fucking monster. Honestly, even though I’m in it, I can’t wait to see it as a fan.”

This also means that Warner Bros. could be more inclined to produce R-Rated movies based on their DC properties that aren’t just Elseworld movies like Joker, even after the disappointing box office of Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. Kinnaman’s comments also mean that other upcoming movies from DC Films could be rated R, like The Batman, or even more likely, Bad Robot’s Justice League: Dark.

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