Avengers: Endgame has received an official rating of PG-13 from the MPAA, in anticipation of its much-hyped release later this month.
The rating comes as no surprise to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as every film in the franchise has received a similar rating. The MPAA handed down Endgame's rating for "sequences of sci-fi violence and action and some language." The reasoning bears a resemblance to the rationale of Avengers: Infinity War's rating last year, which was for "intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references."
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Endgame's rating was first seen in the tag of a recently-released behind-the-scenes featurette from Marvel Studios. The film finds the remaining Avengers attempting to pick up the pieces from a universal genocide at the hand of Thanos, who had already left several bodies in his wake before the infamous snap. Given the explanation the MPAA provided, it seems there may be some more blood to spill as the team looks to dethrone the Mad Titan.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.