Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has officially been rated by the MPAA. The upcoming film which will feature The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel on screen together for the first time will be PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.”
This will be the eighth Batman film, along with the third Superman film to share the same rating of PG-13. Please keep in mind that Superman The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV all were PG.
It’s not surprising given the iconic nature of the characters and material that Warner Bros. and DC would aim for the PG-13 rating. While some have commented on other sites that the reporting of the rating isn’t news worthy nor interesting, it is worth mentioning as it suggests that the film is complete, in some form, since the MPAA have assigned it a rating based on their viewing.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.