Update 04/12/12: TheDarkKnightRises.com has been updated with the official PG-13 rating.
I think we all expected that The Dark Knight Rises would receive a PG-13 rating, but now we know why! Straight from Warner Bros.’ Exhibitor website comes the rating for “intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language”. I think we can assume that Catwoman will be bringing some sensuality to The Dark Knight Rises. Language too? Maybe Bane will drop an F-bomb. For comparison, here are the official reasons for the PG-13 ratings for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight:
Batman Begins – intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic
The Dark Knight – intense sequences of violence and some menace
And if you’re looking at the image above and wondering what’s under the “synopsis” tab… it’s currently blank. We’re still waiting for Warner Bros. to release an official plot summary. My guess is that’ll come some time next month, maybe along with trailer #3?
SOURCE: Nolan Fans forums (jake088800)