Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is still six months away from hitting theaters, which is an eternity for fans, haters, and Zack Snyders to build up the conversation. Whether it’s another leaked trailer, further declarations that Ben Affleck is “the definitive Batman,” or Snyder throwing shade at the next Marvel “flavor of the week,” there’s the potential for plenty more totally unprovoked chest-puffing by the time the film actually debuts. Accordingly, any news big or small related to the blockbuster is relentlessly dissected, and as Collider reports, the latest tidbit to get that treatment is Batman V Superman’s fresh PG-13 rating.
Officially, the MPAA has determined the film has “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.” PG-13 is the sweet spot for a superhero blockbuster, because R would limit its accessibility amongst the younger crowd, and G or PG would likely mean Ben Affleck’s gruffness is four or five levels lower than we’ve all been led to believe. A PG-13 label that points to essentially nonstop violence action sounds about right for a DC Comics film though, even with “some sensuality” slapped on almost as an afterthought. It’d be fun to guess what that sensuality entails and how it might affect the outcome of the story, but speculation over the film is at such a fever pitch that the ending has already been predicted. With half a year left to predict the beginning and middle as well, going to see the movie when it debuts March 25, 2016 may actually prove to be a bit pointless.