Captain Marvel has been granted an official rating by the Motion Picture Association that should surprise absolutely no one.
The MPAA has classified the film as PG-13, the same as every other installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to the Hollywood trade association, Captain Marvel contains "sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language."
Now that the MPAA has finalized the rating for the film, movie theaters can update their listings and begin selling tickets with the correct rating. The PG-13 rating permits Marvel Studios and parent company to reach a wider audience, unlike, say, Fox's R-rated hits Deadpool and Deadpool 2. Of course, the Deadpool sequel received a PG-13 re-release over the holidays, Once Upon a Deadpool, that permitted distribution in China, and made the film the highest-grossing installment of the X-Men franchise to date.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives March 8.