While there has been plenty of discourse on whether or not Marvel Studios should be tackling darker and more violent stories, the MCU’s home on Disney+ has made that more contentious than it has been in the past. With the recent re-homing of Marvel properties such as Daredevil and The Punisher to the streaming service, there has been some discussion on whether Disney+ should be sticking to more “family-friendly” offerings. The currently-running MCU series, Moon Knight is being hailed by many to be Marvel Studios’ most violent to date.
Those looking for an MCU installment that is geared to younger or more wholesome audiences are in luck. Disney+ revealed that the next MCU series, Ms. Marvel, will be rated TV-PG, making it the first time that any Marvel Studios movie or series has received a rating this low. All MCU movies to date have been rated PG-13, and every Disney+ MCU series to date has been rated TV-14, which is the television equivalent of a PG-13 rating.
Ms. Marvel recently unveiled its first trailer and set up a story focused on Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan. It is perhaps not too surprising that a series about a teenage girl set in a high school-type setting would be the first series to nab a PG rating, though the MCU has dealt with similar ages and setting in its Tom Holland-led Spider-Man trilogy.
The battle over the streaming service’s ability to provide a family-friendly service while also showcasing its incredibly successful range of more mature properties will surely rage on. Recently, some fans spotted shots in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that had been edited to be less violent, but Disney+ quickly retracted the altered scenes. At the very least, it does not look like Ms. Marvel will pose much of a challenge for the streaming service on that front.
Ms. Marvel premieres on Disney+ on June 8, 2022.
Source: Disney+ via The Direct