The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, became the subject of much speculation. The first trailer had a pretty dark tone to it which led fans to believe it could be rated R. It wouldn’t be too much of a reach because a number of recent DC Comics movies have been rated R. Justice League, Joker and Suicide Squad have all been R-rated. It seems, however, that release of new merch has all but confirmed that the upcoming Batman movie will be PG-13.
Recently revealed LEGO sets based for The Batman pretty much confirms that the movie will be PG-13. LEGO has a policy of not touching any properties that are R-rated. The fact that the toy company is producing merch based on the film more than likely means that it would be rated PG-13.
It shouldn’t be too much of an issue for fans as superhero movies are commonly rated PG-13. Studios make a lot more money that way by appealing to general audiences. Some theaters still ID kids getting into R rated films.
There were rumors circulating that Robert Pattinson and director Matt Reeves wanted an R rating for the movie. It seems like nothing came out of it, and the movie will be receiving a PG-13 rating.
The Batman‘s current release is slated for March 4, 2022. It won’t be the only time we would see Batman in a movie next year, as Michael Keaton will make his return as The Batman in The Flash.
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