The official rating for The Batman has just been released, a few months before the film’s long-awaited premiere. The next DC version of DC’s The Batman has been officially rated PG-13, as expected, according to FilmRatings.com. Because Warner Bros. would want a big-budget film like this to be seen by as many people as possible, The Batman was always expected to be classified PG-13. There were early reports of a R rating, and some fans may have assumed that the popularity of Joker would lead to a similar rating for The Batman.
While the picture isn’t quite violent enough as to deserve a R rating, it does appear to push the PG-13 designation with “strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material.”
The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, stars Robert Pattinson as the newest iteration of Bruce Wayne on the big screen. When a crazed serial murderer known as the Riddler (Paul Dano) begins terrorizing Gotham City, the picture has no link to any other DCEU films and is set in its own standalone universe with no Justice League or anyone else to contact for help. Selina Kyle as Catwoman is played by Zoe Kravits, Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin is played by Colin Farrell, Carmine Falcone is played by John Turturro, Alfred Pennyworth is played by Andy Serkis, and Jim Gordon is played by Jeffrey Wright.
Much of the recent marketing for The Batman has centered on Bruce Wayne’s friendship with Selina Kyle. While Bruce and Selina have their issues, they may need to work together in the upcoming flick to put an end to the Riddler’s antics. Kravitz has also described The Batman as an origin narrative for her Catwoman, hinting that more will be revealed in the inevitable sequel.
On March 4, 2022, the Batman will be released in theaters. The film will be available to stream on HBO Max 45 days following its theatrical release.