After a shaky start to the DCEU with Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, which were trashed by the critics, Warner Bros.’ superhero universe seems to be getting on the right track with Wonder Woman, which has been drawing heaps of praise with some Wonder Woman early reactions calling it the best DCEU movie yet. Like all of the DCEU movies thus far, and all of the Marvel Studios movies for that matter, Wonder Woman will be PG-13, despite R-rated superhero movies becoming more and more popular after the success of 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool and Logan. While doing press for Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins revealed there is a very specific reason that she didn’t want Wonder Woman to be an R-rated movie.
There was never any talk of Wonder Woman being an R-rated affair when it was in development, but the amazing success of Deadpool and Logan has started the conversation about the viability of R-rated superhero movies. Cinema Blend caught up with director Patty Jenkins, who revealed that there was one very important reason Wonder Woman shouldn’t be R-rated. Here’s what the filmmaker had to say below, adding that she was even pushing for a PG rating instead of a PG-13 rating.
“I cared a lot about it never being an R-rating. And I totally support the movies that do have an R-rating, but in this case I was very aware that little girls were going to want to see the film, and I was very protective of that. So it had to not be Rated R to me. I would have been happy to go for PG, but it’s World War I, so we couldn’t!