Disney+ Reveals Historical Classification of Doctor Strange 2 Movies

The intensity of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was something else. While the MCU hadn’t really dabbled in horror until then, the Sam Raimi-directed film hit all the terrifying notes. The entire final showdown at Wundagore saw Stephen Strange take control of her corpse and battle the Scarlet Witch with sharp minds of the damned – it was intense.

Many were surprised that the film was able to make it to theaters without the higher Rated-R label.

Not only was there stronger horror imagery, but it also managed to be one of Marvel Studios’ most violent outings to date. For example, Black Bolt blew his brains out, collapsing in his head; the concave scoop being clearly visible.

Same Ms. MarvelIman Vellani didn’t like the streak, saying Sam Raimi “did [Black Bolt] dirty.”

Now it appears the Royal Inhuman’s death played a role in helping Multiverse of Madness break a record on Disney+.

Multiverse of Madness Mature Ranking


With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness after hitting Disney+, the film was set to receive an official rating for the platform. His arrival granted the project a ’14+’ age rating on platforms in the UK.

While that might not seem high, it’s actually the highest/most mature rating of any other Marvel Studios movie on the service. All other movies from Iron Man at Eternals received a ’12+’.

Why is Doctor Strange 2’s rating so high?

Those who have seen the film are probably not surprised to see this news. Considering the brutal death of the entire Illuminati and some viciously intense gruesome imagery, it’s a wonder the rating wasn’t higher.

With the arrival of Sam Raimi in a Marvel horror project, the signs of its intensity were just writings on the wall. After all, the director is known for his cult classic evil Dead—a film that falls far short of the Marvel PG-13 standard.

It’s hard not to wonder how different Scott Derrickson’s original vision for the sequel was. Did he also have a pretty intense story for Stephen Strange? Or did Raimi bump it up to 11 on his own?

The real question, however, is which future MCU movie could be rated higher? Well the obvious answer is Ryan Reynolds dead pool 3.

Directed by Shawn Levy, Wade Wilson’s return vowed to retain its R-Rated spirit. So, provided Disney allows the anti-hero to do his job, he will undoubtedly hold the record for the highest rating of any Marvel Studios project.

Now, fans just have to wait for the day of its release, which could take years. But for now, Benedict Cumberbatch’s solo sequel holds the title for its use of gore, violence and intense action.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on Disney+.

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