Though it isn’t due in theaters until November 2020, Godzilla vs. Kong has already received an official theatrical rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.
It has been reported that Godzilla vs. Kong has received a PG-13 MPAA rating for “for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.”
For comparison, the three preceding entries in the MonsterVerse received similar ratings, though slightly different reasons were cited. The 2014 Godzilla movie, for example, earned a PG-13 rating for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence,” while Kong: Skull Island earned its PG-13 rating for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language”. This also makes Godzilla vs. Kong the first film directed by Adam Wingard to receive a PG-13 MPAA rating. Previously, his features had either received R-ratings or were released unrated.
As the title suggests, Godzilla vs. Kong will see the two classic monsters fight each other. The MonsterVerse has built up to the confrontation since 2015, when the upcoming film was announced, though it was originally scheduled for a summer release.
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The film arrives in theaters Nov. 20.
(via Bloody Disgusting)
Five months before its theatrical debut, the newest MonsterVerse movie, Godzilla vs. Kong, has received its official MPAA rating.