Is Lionsgate Really Pursuing a PG-13 ‘Punisher: Warzone’?

The vigilante superhero film may be going for a more family-friendly rating.
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Is Lionsgate Really Pursuing a PG-13 ‘Punisher: Warzone’?

Is the world really ready for a PG-13 Punisher movie? Well, it seems that Lionsgate thinks so, and is pursuing a PG-13 rating for Punisher: War Zone, according to a report from Latino Review

Lionsgate has already clearly had differences of opinion with director Lexi Alexander, who has reportedly been fired from the film, whose own website no longer even mentions the film. Now it seems that the studio may be trying to find a way to bring in the higher box-office numbers that they believe a PG-13 rated superhero movie can bring.

The decision to strive for a more family friendly rating is probably due to the level of violence that Warner Brothers managed to show in The Dark Knight. But there is a huge difference between violence in Batman and the violence fans would expect from the Punisher. Batman is a superhero, he doesn't kill people. The Punisher is a vigilante, and his enemies often are killed, violently.

We'll all know for sure what sort of final cut Lionsgate ends up with for Punisher: War Zone when the film explodes into theatres September 12, 2008.

Punisher: War Zone was released December 5th, 2008.

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  • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

    f*ck Teenagers!!!

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    • catwoman • 7 years ago

      I hope not. In order for me to care about the character, the event that makes him wanna punish people has to be dramatic. And in order for it to be dramatic, it shouldnt be suitable for 13-year-olds

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      • moviemaster75 • 7 years ago

        WOW

        this will be good

        need more friends so send me some friend requests thanks!

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        • the-fallen-one • 7 years ago

          What in the hell are they thinking?! Starship Troopers 2 indeed Kenzel!Or perhaps even Robocop 3!I have to say for all the dislike the first Punisher movie acc*mulated I seem to be one of the select few who thought it was quite good!Sure it was a little slow for a vigilante action flick but it was a great set-up for Punisher flicks to come!Not to mention Thomas Jane was superb as Frank Castle,so you can be sure when i saw it was this new guy i was highly dissapointed and abandoned all hope for War Zone.But when i saw that lengthy collage of vioence and mayhem my hope was renewed...and now they are taking THAT away too!?!? For shame marvel....for shame.Know your f*cking target audience for christs sake!Punisher and Pg-13 havent even heard of each other.

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          • kenzel • 7 years ago

            Starship Troopers 2 all over again. How many times history needs to repeat itself? Production company needs to wake up.

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            • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

              just looked her up, she made Green Street??? holy crap, that movie was raw and awesome! she knows how to direct violence, thats for damn sure!

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              • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

                Oscar Nominee director?..... for what?

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                • asif • 7 years ago

                  Screw this sh*t.

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                  • assasins-grenade08 • 7 years ago

                    it would be such a mistake to do this.Punisher would lose money cuz adults wouldnt go see it cuz there would be too many kids in there watching it.and this is totally ruining Punisher.hes not family friendly hes freaking insane and hardcore!!!!they need to stick with that.

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                    • normanse7en • 7 years ago

                      F*CK YOU lionsgate..

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                      • b-dog • 7 years ago

                        don't 4get 2 watch DarK KNigHt AgAin.....................

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                        • kevinbacon34 • 7 years ago

                          The last one was R

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                          • artkid04 • 7 years ago

                            100% agree radimus, anyways, found out Lexi is an Oscar Nominee director

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                            • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

                              lets hope so artkid,... i'm a punisher fan and going by what the movie companies do these days i wouldn't be surprised if they were thinking about dumbing it down to a PG13.

                              to make this movie work, they need it to be an R rating!

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                              • artkid04 • 7 years ago

                                guys, this ain't true, the director of photography Steve Gainer has dispel the rumors, confirmed that the movie will be "R" and Lexi is still on the "board" and that the web rumors are untrue.

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                                • the-undoing • 7 years ago

                                  Lionsgate is gay.

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                                  • ramasscreen-com • 7 years ago

                                    Guys!

                                    I don't know about Lexi Vs. Lionsgate..

                                    But the movie will still be rated R! Just the way we like it.

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                                    • clockworkcookie • 7 years ago

                                      I knew this would happen. Another failed attempt at portraying the Punisher. :( Sigh...

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                                      • moviecritique00 • 7 years ago

                                        Hardcore R please. R, for Strong, Persusive Grisly/Gory Violence, Strong, Persusive Grisly/Gory Images, Blood/Gore, Strong, Persusive Language, Strong Persusive Drug Use, involving Drinking.

                                        That's what I want it as a Rating. I thing this the one and only chance for Marvel to take on a Hardcore R, with all the Violence, and Blood, and Gore.

                                        Also i thought the movie was coming out in December

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                                        • m-man360 • 7 years ago

                                          This movie is gay...it has a gay cast and that son of a bitch.....PG-13,,,,how fckin gay can you get...this is a bitch movie.

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