Director Gunn had always maintained the 2021 film would be rated R.
But the decision by the US Motion Picture Association makes the rating official.
After a lacklustre reception of the first film, the highly anticipated second instalment of the Suicide Squad franchise has high expectations to meet
Some of the reasons listed for the rating were “strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity.”
The Suicide Squad is set for release in theatres on July 30.
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