‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Is Officially Rated R
This Justice League isn’t f—ing around.
Well, technically it could if it wanted. That’s because Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been officially rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. The note on their website reads that it is “Rated R for violence and some language.” (It even includes “Justice League: The Snyder Cut” as an alternate title for the film.)
The theatrical cut of Justice League, which was started by Zack Snyder and finished by Joss Whedon, was rated PG-13 “for sequences of sci-fi violence and action.” Snyder is making good on a previous promise from last December that his director’s cut of Justice League — which clocks in at four hours long, twice the length of Whedon’s theatrical cut — would be so “insane and so epic” that it would probably be rated R.
An R-rated comic book movie isn’t quite the anomaly it used to be. Todd Phillips’ Joker was rated R (for “strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images”) and it was an enormous hit, grossing $335 million in the U.S. and more than $1 billion worldwide. (That is significantly more than the PG-13 Justice League made in 2017.) Still, it’s not every day you see an R-rated Superman adventure.
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