Disney has always been perceived by many as a company that is geared towards a more family-friendly product and while that may actually be true to some extent, it's worth noting that they also cater to hardcore comic book fanatics through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, we all know that the House of Mouse is all about pleasing its audience and you best believe that we can expect to see some hard-hitting, unadulterated action from time to time from Kevin Feige and his crew.
A lot of people have been wondering for years now when Marvel Studios will give fans their first taste of an R-rated film or series in the franchise, and considering the landscape is already changing, it's pretty safe to assume that the MCU is about to step out of its comfort zone and this time around, be bolder in terms of the content they present to fans.
That said, let's see which category The Falcon and the Winter Soldier falls.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has officially been given a television rating of 16+ which differs from WandaVision's TV-PG rating. That is equivalent to a film rating of "R" and according to the TV Parental Guidelines, 16+ means that a series may contain strong violence, strong language, and strong sexual content.
The official synopsis for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reads:
After being handed the mantle of Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Sam Wilson teams up with Bucky Barnes in a worldwide adventure that puts their abilities to the test as they fight the anti-patriotism group the Flag-Smashers.
It's no secret that a lot of MCU fans felt underwhelmed by WandaVision due to its lack of action but worry not because The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will totally make up for it. However, I wouldn't expect too much from its 16+ rating because I'm pretty sure Marvel Studios is saving all the violence and F-bombs for a different project.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will hit Disney+ this Friday, March 19.
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