Marvel Studios Open To R-Rated Comic-book Films
Comic book films are at the forefront of cinema in this current era. As of late, fans can look forward to seeing at least 3-4 different comic-based films. This year alone, there are over five different comic book properties scheduled for release. But Rated-R comic book films have never even been considered until recently. Besides the Blade trilogy and the Spawn film, most comic-book movies are either PG or PG-13. The MCU is owned by Disney and they are undoubtedly a brand tailor made for kids so the Marvel movies would always have to appeal to their core audience.
In the past, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was not interested in making R-Rated films but with the success of Deadpool and Logan, it seems as if he has changed his tune to at least consider the possibilities. While speaking with Allo Cine via MCU Exchange, Kevin Feige was asked that particular question. Check out his quick, yet telling response:
“Currently we don’t work on R-Rated movies. It’s not out of the question but currently, no”
It’s not much but it’s start. A few months ago, Feige did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter explaining that the success of movies like Deadpool and Logan wasn’t because of their R-Rating but because they pushed the boundaries.
“My take away from both of those films is not their R-Rating: it’s the risk the took, the chances they took. The creative boundaries that they pushed. That should be the takeaway for everyone.”
It’s no doubt that the humorous, stylized and grand nature of the MCU is what makes it unique and long lasting. But it doesn’t hurt to expand the vision a bit and consider making some restricted Marvel movies based in the MCU or separate from it. Marvel currently has their movies planned until 2020 so we probably won’t be getting an R-Rated MCU based film anytime soon. However, it’s nice to know that Feige and his team are now open to the idea. Would you like to see the MCU make an R-Rated film? What Marvel property do you think would do well with an ‘R’ rating? Let us know in the comments below.
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