Fox Confirms Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ Will Get R-Rating


It’s okay, everyone, our long national nightmare is over – we finally know that Ridley Scott‘s heavily anticipated maybe-prequel to Alien, Prometheus, will be rated R. So much for toning down the “sci-fi violence” to get a younger crowd into theaters (though the odds of scads of thirteen-year-olds showing up for the film seem somewhat slim). After a few weeks of chatter revolving on whether or not the film would end up with a PG-13 rating to presumably pull in larger crowds, a pre-sale ticket posted on IMDb (thanks to Collider) revealed the film to be rated R, with 20th Century Fox confirming the news.

The film will be rated R for “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.” Language! Heavens me! 

If you’ve been living under a rock for a few months, Prometheus has fast become one of the year’s most buzzed-about films. Hell, it even defeated both The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises to be our Most Anticipated Film of the Summer. You can sate your appetite for Prometheus before it opens on June 8 with a look back at every Prometheus-centric post we’ve penned over the past few months right HERE (prepare yourself, there’s quite a bit).

The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron.

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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