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Marvel Studios has no plans to make an R-rated movie

Posted April 19
Updated April 20

THE MARVELVERSE — With the massive success of 2016’s “Deadpool” and 2017’s “Logan,” it appeared that the future of the R-rated superhero movie was upon us.

Those two movies made nearly $1.4 billion at the global box office, which would seem to end the argument that an R-rated superhero film wouldn't reach a wide enough audience.

The superhero movie juggernaut, Marvel studios, is aware of the massive success of these R-rated flicks, but recently said it had no plans of heading down that road.

Yes, both the Deadpool and Logan characters are Marvel entities, but those films were not made by Marvel Studios or considered a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU.) The MCU currently consists of 14 films with three more releasing this year. Next up is “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming release and was asked if he had any plans for R-rated films within the MCU.

“My takeaway from both of those films is not the R rating, it’s the risk they took, the chances they took, the creative boundaries that they pushed,” Feige told The Hollywood Reporter. “That should be the takeaway for everyone.”

Feige also said that it was Deadpool breaking the fourth wall and the conclusion of Logan’s story that really made those movies stand out and not the R rating.

Marvel Studios has 10 movies either in preproduction, production or postproduction, including the three slated for 2017, and none of them appear to be getting the R-rated treatment.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will hit theaters on May 5 with “Spider-Man: Homecoming” following on July 7. Both are rated PG-13.

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. John also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome and it just so happens that these are the three things he writes about.

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