The director of Wonder Woman has spoken out on why the movie isn’t R-rated.
Patty Jenkins is currently preparing for the much anticipated release of DC’s Wonder Woman, which is being received well by critics, a stark change from recent movies in the DC Extended Universe.
The recent trend in making superhero properties even more appealing has been to make them R-rated; with Fox finding tremendous success in this regard with both Deadpool and Logan.
But Jenkins has spoken about why her film didn’t head in this direction, retaining a more friendly PG-13 rating.
“I cared a lot about it never being an R-rating. And I totally support the movies that do have an R-rating, but in this case I was very aware that little girls were going to want to see the film, and I was very protective of that,” Jenkins said to CinemaBlend. “So it had to not be Rated R to me. I would have been happy to go for PG, but it’s World War I, so we couldn’t!”
This of course makes perfect sense, and PG-13 is truly the lowest a WWI movie could realistically go, being one of the most brutal and lethal conflicts in human history.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman will hit cinemas on June 1st in the UK and June 2nd in North America, with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Said Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead) and Ann Wolf.