Despite rumors that The Batman would be rated R, the official rating for the film has been revealed. Per FilmRatings.com, the upcoming Matt Reeves directed film has received a PG-13 rating for “strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material.”
I think that due to the dark nature of this iteration of the Batman and it’s more grounded setting, people were expecting a hard R representation of Gotham. But money talks and let’s face it, PG-13 films just make more money.
The Batman is an upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comicscharacter Batman. Produced by DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig. It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. Set in his second year of fighting crime, the film sees Batman uncover corruption in Gotham City while pursuing the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham’s elite.
The Batman is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on March 4, 2022.