Turns out those rumours about an adults-only The Batman are false 4 months ago

Turns out those rumours about an adults-only The Batman are false

It has officially been described as containing "strong violent and disturbing content".

A few months back, there were reports of an early screening of The Batman shown to a select few, and reports from that screening included people "gasping" and "screaming" during some of the intense scenes, with one viewer describing it as a "three-hour horror movie".

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To say that excited some fans of the Caped Crusader, finally getting to see a very adult-aimed version of the character on the big screen, is a bit of an understatement.

Plus, considering the critical and/or commercial successes that Warner Bros. has been having with R-rated comic book adaptations of late - Joker, Birds Of Prey, The Suicide Squad - then it might stand to reason that The Batman would follow up with an adults-only certificate.

However, the Motion Pictures Association of America released their official certificate for The Batman this week, and it has received an identical certificate to every other standalone release for the character since Tim Burtons's 1989 Batman.

As per the MPAA, the US rating for The Batman will be PG-13 in the States (the equivalent of a 12A over here), with the following notifications:

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"Rated PG-13 for strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material."

Anyone hoping to see Batman in the nude will be left disappointed, but for everyone else, The Batman is released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 4 March.

Clip via WB UK & Ireland

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