After the record-breaking success of the hilariously violent and foul-mouthed Deadpool, 20th Century Fox is considering testing the R-rated waters.
Last month, it was confirmed the studio might try to emulate some of Deadpool's success by targeting an R-rating for Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine movie. While the adult rating would likely befit an 'Old Man Logan' storyline, other Marvel characters will have to keep things PG-13.
After the critical and commercial success of Deadpool, fans were eager to know which superhero studio would follow suit. Today we learned that Disney won't be one of them.
During the 2016 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Disney will maintain its family-friendly rating:
"We don't have any plans to make R-rated Marvel movies."
Fair enough. Marvel has enough production branches to keep its darker content, like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, on Netflix, thus saving the silver screen battles for all ages. That way, Marvel can delve into the grittier storylines without sullying the good name of Disney. Besides, it would be totally out of character for Disney to unleash an R-rated movie onto the world.
I can't say I'm at all surprised to hear this news, but I'm still a little disappointed. However, we can still expect to see Marvel's big-budget characters go out in a bloody brawl in Captain America: Civil War this May.
'Captain America: Civil War' will hit theaters on May 6
Do you still think Disney should make R-rated Marvel movies?
(Source: Walt Disney)