Was this Marvel Studios’ most grown-up production?
One of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe releases, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will debut next month, replacing WandaVision in the weekly Disney + catalog. The series will show some aftermath of Avengers: Endgame and focus on the passage of the mantle of Captain America, as the main protagonists fight against terrorist forces around the world.
The series has yet to be premiered, but it is generating some buzz thanks to its indicative rating in the Netherlands. In the country, according to Kijkwijzer – the body responsible for determining age recommendations for each media and audiovisual product – the series will have an indicative rating of +16 years. As such, the series will have the highest indicative rating of any Marvel Studios product in the Netherlands.
It is important to mention that the age rating systems are different around the world and this does not necessarily mean that the production will arrive in Brazil with +16 censorship, as several cultural factors influence the decision of each agency by region. Still, it is curious that Falcão and the Winter Soldier receive this classification, based on the justifications of “violence” and “inappropriate language”.
To date, all Marvel Studios films have achieved a +12 year rating in the Netherlands. WandaVision, the studio’s first series, started off with a free rating and, in its last two episodes, won the +14 label. This may illustrate a bit of the content and settings used in the Netherlands, but it still makes us curious about what the studio’s next series will be.
Interestingly, this rating ends up bringing Falcon and the Winter Soldier closer to other Marvel series produced outside the context of Marvel Studios – for example, it’s the same indicative rating given for the second season of Daredevil and the second. for Jessica Jones, both produced by Netflix. and not much to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hawk and the Winter Soldier will only have 6 episodes and is set to premiere on Disney + on March 19, with weekly episodes released every Friday. This is the second original series from Marvel Studios on the Disney digital platform and could provide links to other films in the franchise, such as Black Widow’s long solo.
Below, keep everything you need to notice in the latest Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer: