The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has just released the latest batch of movie ratings and Zach Snyder‘s Man Of Steel is getting a PG-13 rating. It’s not much of a surprise really, most mainstream superhero movies get the PG-13 rating, each of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movies, The Avengers, all got a PG-13 for mild violence and adult content.
The MPAA posted their reasoning for the rating:
There had better be some INTENSE sci-fi violence in this movie. Superman needs to hit something, he needs to hit it hard, and I’m not talking about Lois Lane. (Rim shot!) Superman Returns suffered because there wasn’t enough fighting, there was action, but without some actual fighting Superman is boring.
The next Man of Steel news update tidbit is another one of those LEGO Set Spoilers. Toy sets often spoil some details of their movie counterpart through packaging or pre-order forms and Man of Steel is no exception. The title of the box set gives us a peek at some of the characters involved in the movie. In this case a couple new villain names.
76003 Superman – Battle of Smallville : Général Zod, Colonel Hardy, Tor-An, Superman et Faora
We knew about Zod, but now the cats out of the bag about Tor-An and Faora, two additional Kryptonians. Many are speculating about what kind of role each will play in the story, most figure them to be smaller, secondary villains to General Zod, it’s a good bet that their going to be minions.
ComicBook.com is reporting an anonymous source that claims Tor-An will be played by actor and stuntman Richard Cetrone (Sucker Punch), along with another Kryptonian – Dev-Em, an escaped criminal played by Revard Dufresne (Sucker Punch).
The title of the set is what really intrigues me. Battle of Smallville leads me to believe that there will be a big fight in Superman’s home town during the movie. Remember that scene in the trailer where a space craft is hovering outside the Kent house? Could that be Zod and his minions come to play?
Zod: “Can Clark come out to play Mrs Kent?” Maybe Tor-An can do a Warriors style clinking bottles on his fingers . . . “Superman, come out and plaaaaayyyyy!”