The Suicide Squad was a pretty damn good movie, in my opinion! James Gunn came in and just really knocked it out of the park – even if the numbers don’t seem to indicate that. The film was a lot of fun, but fewer people than ever seem to be watching it. People have been asking if making The Suicide Squad could now lead to an R-Rated Guardians Of The Galaxy. The answer is no, there is no chance of an R-Rated Guardians Of The Galaxy.
This isn’t only mandated by Disney – which, let’s face it, it definitely also is. James Gunn is also against releasing an R-rated Guardians Of The Galaxy. He says it would take something away from the film, and you gotta respect him for standing by what he thinks.
Besides, it’s not like the Guardians Of The Galaxy have needed to be foul-mouthed to be awesome so far, so why start now?
Gunn actually spoke about this with Collider recently, where he said “I would never do an R-rated Guardians of the Galaxy. It just wouldn’t be what that show is. It’s for families, and old people love it. It’s more like a fairy tale. And I think it is completely, that is what it is. Suicide Squad is something very different than that, and the stakes are different. All of that is different.”
Gunn then went on to discuss how him wanting an R-rating would vary project to project. He said, “But if I were to do say a Shazam movie, which I’m not saying I’m going to do a Shazam movie, I don’t think that should be R-rated either. I think if I did that, it would be PG-13. If I did Deadpool, it would be rated R. So, I mean, it just depends on the project. I think everything is different and the audience you’re speaking to is different. And I love PG-13 movies, and I love R-rated movies. I don’t have any problem with either of them.”
Finally, funnily enough, he even mentioned in that same interview that Warner Bros. asked if he could make the film PG-13. “I wrote the script the whole time, thinking they would let me make it, I mean, they asked, ‘Can you make this PG-13?’ I said no, I said, ‘You can make it and take it with somebody else, and they can direct it, and you can do a PG 13. But if I’m going to direct it, I want it to be R.’ They were like, ‘Okay, that’s worth the trade-off for us.’ So, they were great about it.”
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