Moon Knight receives a TV-14 rating in line with other Disney+ MCU series, despite Kevin Feige’s comments calling the upcoming show “brutal.”
Moon Knight is set to be rated TV-14 to fall in line with previous MCU series entries. Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac as the titular superhero, a man who may or may not be marked by an Egyptian god to do his bidding on Earth as a superhero. The character of Moon Knight has been a fan favorite since he first appeared in Marvel comics, and many have been eagerly awaiting his debut in the MCU.
One factor that many prospective viewers have wondered about is how far Moon Knight would be able to go in terms of violent content, given its position within the broad all-age reaching MCU and the fact it is streaming on the Disney+ service, which is often associated with family entertainment. After all, Disney scrapped plans for a Lizzie McGuire reboot due to what star Hilary Duff described as differing opinions between her and the studio over how mature the reboot’s story would be. However, Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently assured fans that Moon Knight would push the limits and would be a “brutal” shift in tone for the MCU.
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According to Disney+, Moon Knight will be rated TV-14. The TV-14 rating is described as Parents Strongly Cautioned and intended for children ages 14 and older in the company of an adult. This is the same rating that MCU shows like WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Hawkeye received on the Disney+ service.
TV-14 is very similar to the PG-13 rating in films, so it is not surprising that Moon Knight has a similar rating to most big and small screen MCU installments. It should be noted that many series on Disney+ have been able to push the boundaries of the TV-14 rating, as is the case with The Simpsons, which is one of the crown jewel series streaming on the service. Similar to the recent reveal of the PG-13 rating for The Batman, Moon Knight’s is TV-14 rating is likely to upset some audience members who were hoping for a more mature classification. However, a rating is not always a direct indication of the material, and Moon Knight, like The Batman, is likely to be towards the more mature end of the TV-14 spectrum.
Moon Knight itself is expected to mark a new chapter for the MCU, which will lead to a much larger emphasis on the supernatural. This is expected to be carried into the rumored Werewolf by Night Halloween special, as well as the upcoming Blade film. Moon Knight’s TV-14 rating, however, further supports speculation that the recently announced Netflix departure of Marvel shows such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the rights of which have all reverted to Disney, may be released on Hulu rather than the Disney+ service when they return. Many of these shows have a higher age rating given their violent and mature content, so perhaps viewers can expect Moon Knight to be a little more tame than other Marvel properties.
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