‘Batman v Superman’ given PG-13 rating in US for ‘intense violence and some sexuality’

Supehero mash-up movie starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill opens in March 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been given a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.

The MPAA awarded the PG-13 certificate, which advises that “some material may be inappropriate for children under 13”, because the film contains “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality”.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is set to open in cinemas worldwide on March 25, 2016. Director Zack Snyder recently confirmed that the beginning of the film is weighted more heavily towards Ben Affleck’s Batman than Henry Cavill’s Superman, but “evens back out” as the narrative progresses.

Meanwhile, Cavill recently confirmed that the film isn’t conceived as a sequel to 2013’s Superman reboot Man Of Steel, but is “more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel“.

The superhero mash-up movie also stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Holly Hunter as a US Senator, Laurence Fishburne as newspaper editor Perry White and Diane Lane as Superman’s adoptive mother Martha Kent.

It has recently been announced that Affleck is to direct, co-write and star in a stand-alone Batman film, with production due to begin this November.