Godzilla King of the Monsters & Venom get official ratings

The ratings are in for Godzilla King of the Monsters & Venom!

The monster mash-up Godzilla sequel, King of the Monsters is officially rated as PG-13 for destruction and extreme monster violence.

For fans, this update is rather surprising. With Godzilla: King of the Monsters slated for a May 31, 2019 release date, a rating being released this far out is unusual. This means enough of the film’s final cut has been completed for the MPAA to give an accurate rating, so director Mike Dougherty could be putting on its finishing touches.

So far, fans have been kept in the dark about much of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but they did get an update at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 over the summer. The event debuted the film’s first trailer at Hall H, and the explosive clip gave fans a look at its new kaiju. Of course, Godzilla was seen up-close, but other favorites like Rodan and Mothra were shown. We are still waiting for a clear shot of the big bad King Ghidorah who’s image will most likely be withheld until the final trailer.

Surprisingly, Sony’s Venom has also been given a PG-13 rating. The anti-superhero film that was originally touted as a hard R horror film appears to have neutered in the editing bay. This is not a good sign for the film. Fans who wanted a gory Venom film that saw the ”Lethal Protector” be…lethal will sorely disappointed. Sony might be contending with a potential big-budget bomb that will be competing for horror dollars this October at the cinemas.