‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Receives Groundbreaking Age Rating in Japan – Marking a Marvel Studios First


‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ is set to make a big splash this year. Firstly, it marks Deadpool’s debut in the MCU, fulfilling a long-standing desire of fans. Secondly, it’s part of a new strategy aimed at restoring fans’ trust in the franchise and the studio.

There’s been much anticipation surrounding the film, with early viewers touting it as a potential savior for the MCU. Leaked plot points and the first glimpse of the villain, Cassandra Nova, portrayed by Emma Corrin, have only added to the excitement.

There’s been discussion about the humor in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’. Deadpool is known for his unapologetically crude jokes and penchant for mocking and insulting humor. This is why the movie will be Marvel Studios’ first R-rated film, as they typically aim for PG-13 content. Additionally, the movie has received a notable R15+ rating in Japan from the Japanese Film Ethics Classification and Rating Organization (EIRIN). While this is a first for Marvel Studios, it’s consistent with the ‘Deadpool’ franchise, which previously received R15+ ratings for its first two films under 20th Century Fox. Previously, all Marvel Studios movies in Japan had received a G rating, suitable for all ages.

In Japan, the R15+ rating means only those aged 15 and older can watch ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’. In the United States, the movie is rated R, meaning viewers under 17 need adult accompaniment. Despite the different ratings, both aim to ensure appropriate viewing based on age.

While it’s not unexpected, it’s still noteworthy to see Deadpool making history worldwide. Got anything to add? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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