Warner Bros DC Comics films have always been much darker in tone than the Marvel Studio films. The next slate of DC films looks to solidify that.
The upcoming Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and The Batman are all getting the Rated R treatment. Snyder who was originally set to direct Justice League, exited in the midst of production after a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon coming aboard to take his place.
While there is no word yet on an exact release date on HBO Max, Snyder revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly that Ben Affleck‘s Batman even drops an F-bomb in this new cut of the movie. The film will be broken into four episodic parts and then be released on the big screen as a four hour cut of the film.
It’s being rumored that two other upcoming DC Films, The Batman and The Suicide Squad will also be getting the rated R treatment as well.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released theatrically by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on August 6, 2021, and digitally on the streaming service HBO Max for one month starting on that same date.
As for The Batman it is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on March 4, 2022. It was originally set for release on June 25, 2021,before it was pushed back to October 1, 2021,and then to the March 2022 date, both times after Warner Bros. adjusted is release schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.