Finally, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has handed Avengers: Infinity War an official rating. Avengers: Infinity War set to debut on April 27 is now rated PG-13.
According to the rating details, which were posted to the website for the Classification & Ratings Administration (CARA), an independent division of the MPAA, Avengers: Infinity War was given the PG-13 rating for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language, and some crude references.”
The mention of violence is expected, as no superhero can take down a purple-skinned intergalactic despot like Thanos (Josh Brolin) without a significant amount of rough-and-tumble action and a good amount of bloodshed, but the inclusion of “crude references” and adult language is pretty unexpected for an Avengers film.
Directed by Captain America: Civil War filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War marks the culmination of a decade of Marvel movie goodness, bringing together all of our favorite MCU heroes. Fans can expect to see Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Shuri (Letitia Wright).
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Wong (Benedict Wong), Vision (Paul Bettany), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) are definitely going to pop up in the pic as well, despite having been missing from the trailers and posters for Avengers: Infinity War leading up to its release.