Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom has officially been rated by the MPAA. However, the rating may disappoint fans expecting big things from Jason Momoa’s grand return to the DCU!
A lot is riding on the shoulders of Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, with fans hoping that the Jason Momoa-led project will be able to turn things around for DC Studios. However, the film has landed the typical DCU rating of PG-13 for “sci-fi violence and some language.”
This may come as a shock to some fans who were expecting Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom to feature infanticide in killing the child of Jason Momoa’s titular hero like in the comics. However, it seems as though DC Studios wants to play things safe with the upcoming sequel. Though will that be enough to save the DCU?
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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