Doctor Strange 2 gets a PG-13 rating ahead of premiere

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By Ray Ampoloquio April 14, 2022

With only a few weeks to go before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives in theaters, the upcoming MCU film has received its official MPA rating.

What's more telling is the description that teases horror elements.

The Doctor Strange sequel is not the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to get a PG-13 rating.

What makes Sam Raimi's MCU debut so interesting is the rating hinting that Doctor Strange 2 will have "intense sequence sequences of violence and action, frightening images and some language."

Before Raimi took over, Scott Derrickson always intended to make the follow-up to the first Doctor Strange film as MCU's first truly scary movie.

Subsequent reports suggest that this vision from the Sinister director led to creative differences resulting in Marvel Studios going in a different direction.

After reading the PG-13 description, it appears that Multiverse of Madness will use horror elements to tell an effective tale.

Ultimately, Saimi's track record more than makes him deserving of the benefit of the doubt.

Unfortunately, all this exciting news will only make fans more eager to speed up time so that they can start watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in theaters.