The long wait for MCU’s Phase 4 is almost over as WandaVision is merely a few days away from us. The trailers and promotional material have already confirmed that this series will be extremely different from what we’ve seen in the MCU so far. It is a new attempt as Kevin Feige and co have given it a sitcom vibe. But apparently, the TV rating of the series is also a new revelation.
So far, every MCU movie has been categorized under a PG-13 rating. This has been Marvel’s go-to formula and they haven’t changed it. Even with the changing dynamics of cinema, and the success of R-Rated comic book movies, Feige always stuck to PG-13. We’ve all been presuming that the ratings for MCU projects will only change for Deadpool 3, as it will be R-Rated. But apparently, that isn’t the case. MCU’s ratings are starting to change with WandaVision itself.
Instead of moving higher towards a more mature audience base, WandaVision has got a lower rating. It seems to be catering to audiences of all ages. According to its official Disney+ page, it has received a TV-PG rating, which is equivalent to a regular PG rated movie. Now that’s unique for the MCU. One might have anticipated WandaVision to get a TV-14 rating just like The Mandalorian. TV-14 is considered equal to PG-13, so that would have been consistent with all the previous MCU projects. But things seem to be changing with WandaVision.
Now, what does this change signify? Is TV-PG a bad rating? Obviously not! It just signifies the fact that WandaVision won’t be this action-packed spectacle right from the beginning. At least the first few episodes might be inclined more towards drama and comedy, as the show will emulate sitcoms of the past eras. Marvel is venturing into different genres and that’s not a bad thing at all. We’re getting more variety in our content, and that’s what anyone could ask for.
But don’t you guys worry! WandaVision is at least 8 to 9 episodes long. So, even if the first half of the series is all build up, the second half will definitely pack a lot of action. After all, we’ve got two of the most powerful Avengers coming together in this project. There’s no way that Marvel won’t be using the full potential of their powers and abilities. Besides, we’re also getting Monica Rambeau, Wiccan, Speed and possibly even Quicksilver. So, there won’t be any shortage of action and spectacle.
WandaVision premieres on Disney+ on January 15.