Published: 6th May 2022

New BBFC Podcast episode shines a light on recent dark superhero films

  • New episode reveals further insight into age rating decisions for The Batman, Morbius and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness 
  • Listen to the podcast for free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on the BBFC website

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has today released a new podcast episode discussing dark superhero films and the changing tone of recent film releases from Marvel, Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel and DC Comics.

2022 has been the year for Superhero films and this podcast is designed to shine a light on the darker side of the superhero universe. It provides parents, educators and caregivers with insider information about the age ratings, and what they can expect to see if they watch the films with their teens.

In our 110th episode, listeners are given the exclusive opportunity to hear all about recent new releases from the people who were involved in the classification decision-making. The podcast features discussions with members of the BBFC Compliance and Policy teams about the themes, inspiration, and tone of the films. They also offer interesting comparisons with older iterations of the characters, as well as discussing the recent release of The Batman as a ‘15A’ in Belfast. Listeners can get involved in a fun trivia section, whilst also hearing key information on online safety and child-friendly superhero options at the U and PG level.

Listen for free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or on the BBFC Website. You can also read more about how we classified Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness and The Batman on our website.

BBFC Podcast Episode 110 - Dark Superhero Films