Deadpool shattered records, beating the opening weekend's of many PG-13 movies with much more well known characters. I am not going to list them here, but one of them rhymes with Pan of Heel. This has got me thinking, what other movies could take use of an R-rating? These are five movies that I think could really get the most out of an R-rating.
Batman: Under The Red Hood
Not all Batman movies need to be rated R. He can work pretty well as a PG-13 hero. But this movie deals with Joker torturing and killing Robin, and a very violent antihero coming to Gotham. And although it could be done PG-13, this story can use the R-rated freedom to its advantage.
Old Man Logan
Old Man Logan is a story about a post-apocalyptic wasteland run by villains and former heroes. It is mostly focused on an older Wolverine, who sets off to get revenge for the death of his family. Wolverine has always been a character who could benefit from an R-rating, and this movie could be like a superhero Mad Max if the studio goes all out with the world. Rumor has it that this is the story arc Wolverine 3 will be based on.
Although Carnage is spawned from the Venom symbiote, Venom and Carnage are bitter enemies. Venom feels responsible for everything that Carnage does, and that would make him a better choice to fight him in a movie than Spiderman. And both Venom and Carnage are violent enough that they would have to be watered down for a PG-13 rating.
Lobo is to Wolverine what Deadpool was to Slade Wilson. He is a parody who was popular enough to stick around, and came into his own over the next few decades. Also, like Deadpool, he is vulgar and brutal enough to benefit from an R-rating.
Suicide Squad Sequel/Reboot
Honestly, the original movie should have had an R-rating, but it is too late for that. I don't know if the movie will be successful enough to warrant a sequel, or if it'll have to be a reboot further down the line, but these characters are violent criminals. A couple of them should warrant an R-rating on their own, putting them together should guarantee an R-rating. Check out the trailer:
What are your thoughts?
Are there any of these movies you think should be PG-13? Are there any more R-rated comics that need their own movie? Comment what you think below!