Despite being a long way off, Dune Part Two has already been rated by the MPAA, along with other much-anticipated releases.
Some of the biggest and most anticipated movies of 2023 and 2024 have already secured their MPAA ratings. The Motion Picture Association of America recently published their ratings for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Rebel Moon, with both movies due out at Christmas. But, surprisingly, two films that are a long way off, Dune: Part Two and Kevin Costner’s western epic Horizon, have already been given ratings, making it seem as if both films are locked and ready to go.
Here are the ratings:
Rebel Moon – Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, sexual assault, bloody images, language, sexual material and partial nudity.
Dune: Part Two – Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some suggestive material and brief strong language.
Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom – Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some language
Horizon: An American Saga – Rated R for violence, some nudity and sexuality.
Most of these ratings aren’t surprising, as the Aquaman and Dune sequels are big-budget tentpole films, and their predecessors were also PG-13. The Rebel Moon rating also isn’t much of a shock, as Zack Snyder has gone on record stating that he’d be releasing a family-friendly version of his two-film series first, followed by harder, R-rated Snyder cuts.
But, it also looks like Kevin Costner’s western epic, Horizon, is going for a hard-R, which is a refreshing change for a big-budget film nowadays. Perhaps spurred on by the success of the R-rated Oppenheimer at the box office, Costner’s Western epic seems aimed at adults and hopefully will be the career-capping masterpiece the star is betting on, with him having invested a significant chunk of money into the films to get them made.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits theaters on December 20, while Rebel Moon is set for a December 22 release on Netflix. Dune: Part Two is due March 15, 2024, while Horizon, which is two parts, hits theaters June 28, 2024, and August 16, 2024.
Which of these highly anticipated movies are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/dune-2-horizon-aquaman-2-and-rebel-moon-all-secure-official-mpaa-ratings/