Warner Bros. Reportedly Hasn’t Decided Whether BIRDS OF PREY Will Be PG-13 Or R-RatedWarner Bros. Reportedly Hasn’t Decided Whether BIRDS OF PREY Will Be PG-13 Or R-Rated

Yesterday, a first look at the cast of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) was revealed and it’s definitely got fans talking. There have been rumblings for a while now that Warner Bros. is taking aim at an R-Rating and while that would make sense for what appears to be a very grounded take on the team, it seems as if nothing has been decided yet.

According to a new report, “there is no rating for the film yet” which points to the studio giving some serious thought to the possibility of Birds of Prey ending up either with a PG-13 rating or heading down the same route as Deadpool by going with an R.

Honestly, there’s really no reason to believe that the movie won’t be a hit regardless of the rating it ends up with. After all, the PG-13 Suicide Squad exceeded expectations (even with negative reviews) and Harley Quinn was a breakout character there so moviegoers will surely flock back to see her in action.

If Birds of Prey were to receive an R-Rating, then it could follow in the footsteps of the Merc with the Mouth with an adult tone that would be similarly embraced. 

What do you guys think? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the usual place.


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This is obviously Harley Quinn and it’s good to see her trademark mallet here. I may be wrong about this, but have some of the tattoos on the back of her legs been removed since Suicide Squad?
 

Huntress has her crossbow here and that’s obviously going to make a lot of comic book fans happy seeing as it’s something she’s always used in the source material. 
 

Is this Renee Montoya? If so, here’s hoping Birds of Prey avoids taking us down the route of seeing a cop with a drinking problem because that’s been done to death in countless movies over the years.
 

Well, Cassandra Cain certainly seems to have some issues as it really doesn’t look like she’s particularly popular if those insults were written by “friends.”  She may have decorated it herself, though.
 

As good as it is to see Harley wielding that baseball bat, she’s rocking a totally different costume here. This could be her new look throughout the movie or just one of many different outfits.
 

Based on what we see here, it definitely appears as if this version of Black Canary is going to be inspired by the New 52/Rebirth era versions but, as we see later, she does have fishnets…on her arms!
 

Well, Huntress definitely looks like a badass but her mask is nowhere to be seen and while there’s a chance she’ll suit up later on in the movie, Birds of Prey seems to be going for a grounded aesthetic.
 

This doesn’t tell us much about Renee Montoya, but the character is expected to play a key role in the movie and it will be interesting to see how she’s handled as there’s a lot to pick from the comics.
 

Meet the Black Mask…minus the black mask! He certainly looks like a gangster and seeing as this is just a test video/cast reveal, there’s nothing to say he won’t don his skeletal visage at some point.
 

Huntress takes aim. Little is known about how this version of the character will differ from the source material, but she’s unlikely to be Catwoman’s daughter! 
 

This is Victor Zsasz, a classic Batman villain who covers his body with scars for every kill. We don’t see any of those here but he definitely bears something of a resemblance to the comic book version.
 


 

Two more fairly unrevealing shots, but the second definitely gives us an idea of how Black Canary will be portrayed. After seeing so much of her on TV, I do wonder how her powers will differ visually.
 

A lot of fans are definitely going to be disappointed if Black Mask doesn’t don his classic headpiece, as it really wouldn’t be that hard to include. 
 

Cassandra Cain sounds like she will be the “MacGuffin” of Birds of Prey in the sense that the team will be trying to save her from Black Mask. Why she’s so important hasn’t been revealed yet, though. 
 

Well, he definitely looks like a psycho, right? 
 


 

 

This could prove to be a somewhat divisive take on Harley Quinn, especially among those hoping for a comic accurate costume. This is bound to be just one of many costumes in the movie, though!
 

What do you guys think about this first look at Birds of Prey? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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