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The Suicide Squad R-rating is confirmed, and it looks like it won’t be for just one or two reasons.

James Gunn has been very clear that The Suicide Squad would receive an R-rating, and after the red band trailer, it’s doubtful anyone thought otherwise. Now we know how it’s going to achieve that rating as it received the following disclaimer:

“strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity.”

One can only hope that the “graphic nudity” involves King Shark.

The Suicide Squad synopsis

“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 is due to hit theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6, 2021 in the U.S., and will be in theaters in the U.K. on July 30.


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