BLACK ADAM Originally Earned an R Rating for its Violence and Brutality
If you know the character of Black Adam from the comic books, then you know that he is one of the most violent and brutal of all that DC has to offer. He’s a villain at times, and he’s an anti-hero at times but make no mistake, regardless of what he is at that moment, he’s brutally personified.
It makes since that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would want to honor the character when he brought him to the big screen. After all, Johnson has been battling to bring Black Adam to life for over 15 years now and The Rock wants it done right.
When the first cut of Black Adam was given to the MPAA, it earned an R rating for, you guessed it, violence and brutality. Of course, Warner Bros. didn’t want an adults only franchise tent pole movie so cuts had to be made.
While speaking with Collider, Black Adam producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia talked about in great detail, what they had to go through to get a PG-13 rating while at the same time, pleasing Johnson and staying true ti the character.
Beau Flynn added that they had to go through a whopping 4 cuts before the MPAA was satisfied enough to give the film its more family friendly rating.
I’m still excited to see Black Adam like I said before and maybe we’ll get an extended cut when it hits Blu-Ray down the line. Initial test screenings have been immensely positive and those who saw it have said that The titular anti-hero does have his moments of outrage. We shall see when the film opens this week.
Jaume Collet-Serra helmed Black Adam from a screenplay penned by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani.
Black Adam hits theaters this Friday, October 21st!
John M Jerva is the owner and editor-in-chief of Action-Flix.com. He likes movies that explode, shoot, kick and punch and most importantly, he likes movies that do all the above!
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