The British Board of Film Classification has announced its rating for the upcoming Suicide Squad film as being Rated 15, for “Sustained Threat and Moderate Violence. “
This rating shows a slight difference in what made it that rating as the PG-13 rating was for “sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language. “
This means that while here in the United States the film can be seen by 13 years old and over without a parent or guardian, those in the United Kingdom must wait until they are 15 years old. The listing also shows that there were no cuts made to achieve this rating, so they are getting the same cut that the United States is getting, meaning that we are getting a PG-13 that may be closer to R than originally thought.
Also keep in mind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was also released in the United Kingdom with the same PG-13 cut that we got in America and that was Rated 12A, which is the equivalent to PG-13 for America.
Could this mean that while we may get more humor in the upcoming film, the action or subject matter will be darker than Batman v Superman?