Marvel’s Kevin Feige Has No Plans for An R-Rated Movie
Following the box-office success of the R-rated Deadpool and Logan, some fans are hoping that Marvel Studios should be jumping on that bandwagon too.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, however, sees it differently, and doesn’t have plans of making R-rated movie anytime soon. Speaking with THR, the studio head explained his own takeaway from those movies:
“My takeaway from both of those films [Deadpool and Logan] is not the R rating, it’s the risk they took, the chances they took, the creative boundaries that they pushed. That should be the takeaway for everyone.”
The article further notes that Feige went on to specifically cite the absurdity and fourth-wall-breaking in Deadpool and Logan’s ability to provide a definitive closure to Wolverine’s story as to why those films stood out to him.
“It’s been a long time that we haven’t done a screening of a film that humor and action aren’t the top two things that are listen in those movies…Humor is the secret into the audience’s other ranges of emotions.”
Next up for the studio will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which debuts on May 5th, followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7th, and then, we will be getting Thor: Ragnarok on November 3rd, but none of these movies are going to be R-rated.
In short, Marvel are still going to play it safe with their MCU films no matter what.