Just under a month until its theatrical debut, Marvel’s Black Panther received an MPAA rating of PG-13.
According to Exhibitor Relations, which broke the news, Black Panther has been rated PG-13 for “prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture.” One such “action violence” scene was released as a clip earlier today.
Marvel's BLACK PANTHER is rated PG-13: prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture…allegedly involving sticking it to the man.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) January 24, 2018
Black Panther follows T’Challa as he returns to Wakanda after the death of his father and the events of Captain America: Civil War. According to the film’s synopsis,
After the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Forest Whitaker as Zuri. The Marvel Studios film arrives in theaters on February 16.