The success of Deadpool in 2016 and Logan in 2017 have proven that an R-rated movie can succeed with the right story and characters. Some people are shocked that it was Fox and not Marvel to have success with an R-rated film. However, #Fox has always been ahead of the curve a bit when it comes to taking chances on shows that pushed the censorship envelope. Married with Children was one of Fox's first primetime shows, later came Family Guy, and now we have shows like Lucifer on Fox and Archer and Always Sunny on FX and FXX. While it may be shocking because of the up and down success with the X-Men franchise, it's not that big of a shocker.
But what now? Fox hit gold with two very popular characters, and the Deadpool 2 trailer left everyone laughing and eagerly waiting the movie. Fox should be able to keep this momentum going with some popular characters they have the rights for and maybe even sneak in a few lesser-known characters and teams to test the water. Yet, this shouldn't just be Fox's approach — #DC Comics and other comic book companies should jump on the bandwagon as well.
7. Harley Quinn
Harley doesn't necessarily NEED to be a rated R movie to be successful. Margot Robbie did a phenomenal job as #HarleyQuinn in her debut as the character in Suicide Squad. With this character in particular, the option of going R-rated gives the character more freedom. She can say whatever she wants, the goons can be as vulgar as they would be normally, and, like Deadpool, getting creative when the killing starts would be a plus. Harley may not need a hard R, but an R nonetheless might be a good idea.
I have the debate that Joker is not the most ruthless villain in comic books. Sure, he's a devious as they come, but no one is a ruthless and unforgiving as Sabretooth. Even Joker and Batman had a tender moment at the end of Killing Joke. There will be none of that with Victor Creed. Sabretooth also does most of the murdering, raping and massacring without the help of minions. I'd love to see a flick about Sabretooth's upbringing — when his claws and teeth were coming in and his parents locked him in the basement and removed his teeth, how he escaped, his first taste for murder. Show the world why #Sabretooth is the most ruthless villain to ever grace a comic book.
5. 'Deadly Class'
The premise is simple: It's a high school built to create assassins. Like any high school, there are factions — the cool kids, the losers and so on. In this high school you have factions that are based on where you sit in terms of money and what family of killers you come from. If you are a gang banger, that is who you end up with. You have all of this with teenagers full of hormones and learning lessons on the proper way to kill people without being caught. The story would make for an amazing series of movies.
4. Squadron Supreme
You ever wondered what would happen if Superman landed on Earth in the real world? The government would immediately go and take him from the people who found him and begin experimenting on him. Once they found out he had powers, they'd try and manipulate him. That is where Squadron Supreme comes in. Super powered people are popping up all over the place and the US Government is bring them in with money or threats and using them to defend the country and save the world with their various powers. This isn't a team for kids. Some of them are violent, vulgar, racist and flat-out selfish people — pretty much everything that the Justice League is not. How this hasn't been made into a movie or show yet is beyond me. It's perfect, especially with Batman V Superman being met with such mixed reviews.
They may be a team mutants and they may be out to protect a world that hates and fears them, but these are NOT the X-Men. It doesn't matter if it's Wolverine and his squad that Cyclops put together to take out threats to mutant kind, or Cable's team of young mutants, they are both teams full of people that have no problem taking you out. They may not like it, but they will do it. Cable and Domino's team would probably get the green light since their team would introduce more new characters from different parts of the world (Siryn from Ireland, Roberto Dacosta from Brazil, the Apache James Proudstar, and more). They may not use the type of language that you see in Deadpool, but you get the violence.
2. The Plutonian
What would happen if the strongest superhuman in the world went crazy? Well, he would probably try and destroy everything that has upset them. That is what the Plutonian did. Not only did he set out to kill everyone who has wronged him, he killed innocent people just to prove a point. He has destroyed entire cities without remorse and there isn't anyone that can stop him. But, the world still has heroes and they continue to try. This series might be too intense for a movie and would have to be toned down a bit, but if done right, this could be a great film to bring in more superheroes.
He's a space mercenary. On a space bike he rides. he's wanted (WANTEEED) dead. Just dead. Nobody wants Lobo around at all, even the afterlife spit him back out and granted him immortality because he was such a jerk. A movie about #Lobo searching the cosmos for bounties and just being an ass would a fun ride. And why not? Who would like to see an unrepentant mercenaries who kick butt all over the galaxy?
What R-rated comic would YOU like to see on the big screen? Let me know in the comments below.