Marvel has recently announced the rating for their upcoming Disney+ show, and it appears to be more mature than what many fans had anticipated.
This has been a subject of discussion among viewers since Marvel started releasing TV shows on the platform.
In the past, most of Marvel's Phase 4 content on Disney+ has been deemed family-friendly, allowing audiences of all ages to enjoy it. However, only two projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) on Disney+ were considered too mature for young viewers.
With the latest revelation, it seems that Marvel's Phase 5 will follow suit, as the first series in this phase will also carry a more mature rating.
Disney+'s Secret Invasion Gets Mature TV Rating
It's been revealed that the TV rating for Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion is 16+, according to the series' landing page on Disney+ UK.
This may come as a surprise to some fans as Marvel most successful shows like WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye carry a 12+ rating.
In fact, Secret Invasion joins Moon Knight and Werewolf by Night as the only MCU projects on the streaming platform that have received a rating this mature.
The full list of MCU entries and their respective ratings on Disney+ UK can be seen below:
- WandaVision: 12+
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: 12+
- Loki: 12+
- What If…?: 12+
- Hawkeye: 12+
- Moon Knight: 16+
- Ms. Marvel: 12+
- She-Hulk: 12+
- Werewolf by Night: 16+
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special: 12+
Marvel Making More Mature TV for Disney+
The violence level of Marvel's Phase 4 has been a topic of discussion among fans, with shows like Moon Knight and Werewolf by Night being considered as the two most violent features so far. With the upcoming release of Secret Invasion, it is expected that the show will continue this trend and deliver more mature moments that will satisfy the cravings of Marvel enthusiasts.
Interestingly, Moon Knight was initially planned to receive a 12+ rating in the UK, but a sudden change pushed it to a 16+ rating. This indicates that the show may contain content that is not suitable for younger audiences. In light of this, Secret Invasion could potentially be the first MCU show that is intended for viewers aged 16 and above, increasing the excitement for the possibility of more mature action and dialogue.
The Skrulls may not appear as much of a threat right now thanks to the charming charisma of Ben Mendelsohn's Talos, but the group he led in the '90s were shown as violent and ruthless as they fought for their survival in Captain Marvel.
Trailers for the upcoming suspense series have teased the violence of the new rebel Skrull leader Gravik, and the mature rating on Disney+ may allow Secret Invasion to lean further into the ruthless war tactics the alien race will use if they deem it necessary.
Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion debuts on Disney+ on June 21.
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