The Batman does feel like it’s going to be one of the most ‘mature’ Batman movies ever made. That’s saying something because we have had some pretty violent Batman films over the years.
The Tim Burton movies were pretty violent and the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight films were also pretty action-heavy, yet they didn’t venture into the ‘R-rated’ area. Yet, it sounds like Matt Reeves’ The Batman picture might end up getting the R-rating that so many DC Comics fans have been hoping for.
The Batman film might end up being R-Rated
One of the big reasons why Warner Bros. Pictures might be OK with making The Batman R-rated could be because of Joker’s huge success. That movie proved that an R-rated movie can make a lot of money.
In the past, movie studios were pretty hesitant at making their big blockbusters R-rated because they felt that it would cut their potential profits in half. However, that’s not necessarily true, and films like Joker, Deadpool and Deadpool 2 have shown that.
Those movies all did really well at the box office despite being R-rated. They were just good films that weren’t constrained by sticking to a more audience-friendly rating, which many other comic book movies have done in the past.
People might say that an R-rating doesn’t make for a better film, and they’re right. Look at the other Batman movies that were made in the past. However, what having an R-rating allows you to do is really push the boundaries.
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