Is Disney beginning to moderate the standards of its ratings? X-Men: Days of Future Past provides an example of such a step.
The Fox/Marvel movie is one of the latest to hit the company’s streaming service, Disney+, and, surprisingly, it is uncensored. According to the post of Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman on Instagram, this is a first for the family-friendly service.
It should be noted that as most of other recent superhero movies, X-Men: Days of Future Past is rated PG-13, but Disney often censors movies even more than other services in order to reach younger audiences. The movie contains material that will usually be cut out, such as smoking, vulgar language, and some nudity.
Jackman’s Instagram post contains a still from one scene showing his character riddled with bullet holes – a scene that could have been cut in the past. “Days Of Future Past becomes the first movie to air on Disney+ uncensored,” Jackman wrote, “That was my future but let’s be honest … it’s more like my past.”
Wizards of Waverly Place and Splash are two examples of content that was toned down by the service prior to its streaming. Along with X-Men: Days of Future Past Disney+ began to stream The Fantastic Four and The Wolverine.