DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the upcoming 'Birds of Prey' movie is going to be released as a rated-R movie? This may come as a surprise for hardcore followers of the best DC movies as a lot of those films seem to be adjusted to fit standards. Usually, creators of the most top-billed superhero or supervillain movies tend to play it safe. These movies usually dwell on the joy of having kids watch it without any restrictions. This seems to not be the case for Cathy Yan's film adaptation of the famed DC comic book title. Probably, she has drawn some influence from the success that is Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker'. That movie just happened to achieve elite status as it is the first R-rated film to exceed $1 billion in the box-office. This though does not mean that the upcoming DC hype project will lack the appeal that captures young audiences. It will still probably showcase the traditional comic book flair but just not for kids.
If the Birds of Prey film happens to be a hit of a movie as fans expect it to be, then a new trend may be set. Probably, superhero movies in the future may lean into a more liberated approach in filmmaking. Just maybe, the much-loved adored violence seen in the detailed DC comic books can be more glorified. Probably, more gore and more realistic stuff happening in its films is the way to do it. After all, the best movies are not judged by profit alone, but with how it breaks the norm. Moving audiences in ways that they have never expected may be just the thing to strive for if filmmakers want to hit the Hollywood jackpot. Based on what we have seen with Harley Quinn via the 'Suicide Squad' film, she fits the ideals of a liberated comic book movie. After all, she just might be what such films need to take the next level.