Report: Warner Bros. Opens The Door to R-Rated DC Films

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An unnamed DC Films employee says that they are completely open to doing an R-Rated superhero film, according to The Wrap. Described as "a well-placed insider at Warner Bros.' DC Films, the unnamed source answered a question about an R-Rated DC film saying "One hundred percent yes. With the right character(s)."

This comes following the R-rated Logan's successful opening weekend, which came following a similiar pattern with 2016's Deadpool. While no DC Extended Universe film has carried an R-Rating in theaters, Warner Bros. did release an R-Rated extended cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on home video. Outside of the current DCEU, Warner Bros. has done several R-rated superhero films ranging from 2009's Watchmen and 2005's Constantine.

No specific characters were named, but Newsarama previously ran a list of "Top 10 R-Rated Superhero Movies We'd Like To See" that included DC characters the Sandman, Lobo, an adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke, and the Authority.

A year ago, Disney chairman Bob Iger shot down the idea of any R-rated Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

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