Director Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero flick Man of Steel has been given a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Although it was highly unlikely that the film would get anything stronger than a teen-friendly rating, Cinema Blend has confirmed that the summer blockbuster will be accessible to anyone 13 years or older.
Written by Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance scribe David S. Goyer, the film follows the adventures of Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) as he embraces his unstoppable set of superpowers. At some point during the story, Superman will square off against the sadistic General Zod (Michael Shannon).
According to Box Office Mojo, Man of Steel earned its PG-13 rating due to “intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language.” This suggests the film will likely be more in tune with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy as opposed to Bryan Singer’s wonky Superman Returns.
During an interview last year, Snyder told Screen Rant that he was interested in taking the character and the story in a few different directions.
The director explained:
“Superman is the one constant in the universe. You know that if you do Superman right — or at least if you do him with respect — you know you end up with something great…. [but] in some ways [beyond] that is virgin territory. No one knows what that is. In some ways Superman is the most recognizable superhero on the planet but also the most unknown. Just what he can be? People have preconceived ideas about him but probably all of them are wrong.”
Man of Steel, which also stars Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and the very busy Christopher Meloni, opens in theaters on June 14, 2013. Are you looking forward to the new adventures of Superman?