Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rating Already Announced

The movie doesn't open until May 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rating Already Announced

Although Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary are not releasing the film until May 31, 2019, the Godzilla: King of the Monsters rating from the MPAA has already come in. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated the film PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language.

The 2014 Godzilla movie received a similar PG-13 rating for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence. Set in the same universe, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island received a PG-13 rating for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.

Following the global success of 2014’s Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

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The film is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles, Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut, Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley); Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton); Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.