Warner Bros. gives permission for R-rated ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ movie

At San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that Batman: The Killing Joke would be one of the next animated movies from DC Comics and Warner Bros.. Tonight at the Batman: Bad Blood panel at New York Comic-Con we got word from producer James Tucker that Warner Bros. gave them permission to make it rated R!

It seems like Tucker isn’t 100% sure if the movie will move forward with an R-rating, but honestly, it’d be really hard not to! One of the most pivotal scenes shows The Joker shooting Batgirl in the back, paralyzing her. He then strips her naked and photographs her, and uses those photos later on to torture Commissioner Gordon.

Do you think Batman: The Killing Joke needs to be rated-R to do it justice? Sound off in the comments below!

Correction: This article previously said that James Tucker was directing. He is not.