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Aquaman: Bloody Scenes Reportedly Removed To Get Audience Friendly Rating In UK

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Aquaman: Bloody Scenes Reportedly Removed To Get Audience Friendly Rating In UK

Warner Bros. and DC Film’s highly awaited Aquaman is just a few days away from release. Notably, for any film to get released worldwide, it is required to meet different rating standards used in different countries. A new report suggests the Aquaman version which will release in the United Kingdom has been slightly censored to make it audience friendly.

According to a report coming from Digital Spy, the British Board of Film Classification rated Aquaman 12A after the studio made slight changes to the film by removing some blood scenes in order to achieve an audience-friendly designation. The 12A rating means the film is suitable for audiences 12 years and older. Children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult to the theatre.

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by removing bloody detail,” the BBFC stated. “When the film was submitted for formal classification the bloody detail had been removed and the film was classified 12A.”

At this point of time, it remains unclear as to which scene or scenes have been subjected to modification, as the movie is overloaded with action sequences. It is also not confirmed if the studio has changed the scenes for every release or just the UK version. Aquaman is rated PG-13 in the United States.

The classification also confirms that the movie will span for 143 minutes, putting it around the same length as Wonder Woman and Man of Steel.

As Aquaman has already broken early ticket sales record beating Avengers: Infinity War, the expectations from the film has increased manifolds. The film is speculated to earn $100 million-plus in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.

The film will release in theaters in the UK on Dec. 14 and in the US on Dec. 21.

Source: Digital Spy

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