Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice made a bit of a splash when it had turned out that the MPAA stamped the film’s Ultimate Cut with an R rating (and many people who watched that version of the film would question their decision), while Suicide Squad was conversely criticized for not being R-rated. Wonder Woman, on the other hand, was always meant to be a PG-13 movie, according to director Patty Jenkins.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Jenkins explained why going with a PG-13, and not an R (or even a PG, for that matter) was the best way to take the first Wonder Woman movie:
“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. 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!”
Jenkins is no stranger to making movies with an R-rating, with her previous effort – the critically-acclaimed Monster – is pretty firmly in that category, alongside much of the television work that she’s done in the years between the film and Wonder Woman. However, she emphasized that she wanted her movie to inspire the younger girls that will be a part of this movie’s audience, which is an important thing to consider in this day of CBM overload – these movies are inspiring new generations of fans, not just the old guard. It’s also nice to see Jenkins give a subtle nod toward Twentieth Century Fox’s Deadpool and Logan for making use of the R-rating as a way of telling she stories that they want to create instead of using it as a gimmick (like Sony’s Venom is looking to be).
Wonder Woman rides into battle on June 2, 2017. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Ares, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.
10 Cinematic Heroes To Celebrate This Memorial Day
Today, Americans across the country celebrate Memorial Day. Now many just use this day as a means to enjoy the day off by either going to cook outs, or hanging at the nearest beach/amusement park/pool, marking the unofficial start of the summer season for everyone. However, the real meaning behind the Federal Holiday is to take time to remember fallen soldiers who have died in service of our country. For some, it’s a day of remembrance, solemn reflection, and a chance to grieve as well. For everyone across the country, we here at Heroic Hollywood would like to wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day.
We here at Heroic Hollywood, as we live in a world of superheroes and their cinematic film adaptations also see some of these characters as our modern-day myths. While they are not heroic as true soldiers who die in service of their countries, they are heroic in their own right. So in remembrance of today’s holiday, we wanted to take a look at heroes within the various superhero cinematic universes that died heroically in their roles. If there is a celebrated Memorial Day in the DC, Marvel, X-Men, and other cinematic universes, here are a few heroes that would receive the recognition. Click Next to take a look.