‘Love and Thunder’ is the first MCU movie with nudity

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There are now 28 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All 28 were rated PG-13. This includes the latest movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.

This PG-13, however, is different from the others. Thor: Love and Thunder is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America “for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, suggestive material, and partial nudity”. This marks the first time a Marvel movie has been rated for any nudity, partial or otherwise.

The most recent MCU movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, was rated PG-13 “for intense violence and action sequences, chilling imagery and some language”. You can check out all of Marvel’s MPAA ratings — or any movie’s MPAA rating — at FilmRatings.com.

The most recent Thor: Love and Thunder the trailer strongly hinted that it would contain at least one – and given the PG-13 rating, probably just one – shot Thor star Chris Hemsworth’s bare bottom. At the end of the trailer, Russell Crowe’s Zeus uses his powers to rip Thor’s clothes off, revealing his godlike physique in all his Asgardian glory. In the trailer, Hemsworth’s rear shot is pixelated to censor graphic details.

From the description of the MPAA rating, it looks like this photo appears in love and thunder without pixels. Which will probably work as a sales pitch! (You pervert.)

Marvel movies have included plenty of topless male bodies and plenty of buff muscles (including Hemsworths on several occasions). If this sequence brings thunder to love and thunder, it would be the first instance of outright nudity in any of these movies. Last years Eternals included a brief and relatively chaste sex scene, but no nudity; the MPAA rated this film PG-13 for “fantastic violence and action, some language, and brief sexuality”.

Guess we’ll find out just how visible Thor’s hammer is, well, when love and thunder hits theaters on July 8.

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