DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) movie will carry an R rating.
Per IMDb, the MPAA gave Birds of Prey an R rating for “strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material.” Incidentally, Birds of Prey becomes the first DCEU film to receive an R rating, and will seemingly be significantly more provocative than the latest franchise installment Shazam!, a surprise box office hit that outperformed its production budget nearly seven times over. With that said, Birds of Prey opening weekend box office projections have it being the DCEU’s least successful opening weekend release.
A previous report suggested that the film would have an R rating, with Warner Bros. being more comfortable with the idea after the success of Joker. But the report also stated that it won’t have the same “pitch-black, grim” tone as Joker, but is going for more of a “humorous, spirited, girl gang adventure” vibe instead.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be starring alongside Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn. Winstead will play Huntress, with Smollett-Bell as Black Canary. Rosie Perez is playing Renee Montoya and Ella Jay Basco is playing Cassandra Cain. The film’s villain will be Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor. And Chris Messina is Victor Zsasz.
Birds of Prey has been dated for February 7, 2020.