Kevin Feige confirms again that Marvel’s Deadpool 3 will be R-rated. Somehow, we can’t ask that question enough since the new Deadpool film will be under Disney. It just feels surreal that Disney will let Marvel make an R-rated film. And it’s amazing.
Technically, this is not new, but we love the fact that we are being assured by Feige himself that fans don’t need to worry. Deadpool will retain its mature style of action and humour. Fans can’t see the character any other way.
Ever since Deadpool started back in 2016, it has always been made for mature audiences. Deadpool 2 was also a success as an R-Rated film. But they did try making that film into PG-13 titled Once Upon A Deadpool which failed miserably. It even got a rotten rating from Rotten Tomatoes. I hope that’s enough to convince Disney that certain characters can’t be toned down.
I know how Marvel keeps on making projects as broad an audience as possible. Especially with the Marvel brand running under Disney, it seems like a default.
Kevin Feige and Disney Keeps Deadpool’s R-Rating
In a recent interview by Entertainment Weekly with Kevin Feige, he said in regards to the X-men being part of the MCU:
It’s amazing. And we’ve got Hugh Jackman coming back for our first Deadpool film within the MCU. That’s our first R-rated film.
Not only that, but Disney CEO Bob Iger said back in 2017 the following:
[Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool. As long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine.
Since that already came from the top, there is no reason to change Deadpool 3 to PG-13. And Iger is back as Disney’s CEO.
But I do understand the worry, just like Daredevil, which was Rated-R while it was running on Netflix. Marvel fans loved the series. So, it was a big surprise to when Marvel announced that they’d be making a new series titled Daredevil: Born Again; it seems to be targeted at a younger audience.
And seeing Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law didn’t help sell the character either. I loved seeing Charlie Cox back as Daredevil, no question there. But it is jarring to see him in a more humorous tone than what we saw in the Netflix series.
Some Marvel Projects Like Deadpool Are Just Made For Mature Content
I can’t deny that mature, focused content is what most fans are looking forward to. Of course, it still depends on the content. Many of Marvel’s films did well while they are just set to PG-13. But certain characters should be for mature audiences.
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is one of the best examples of characters that should just be made that way.
Remember X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013), both were PG-13? Those films struggled. Logan (2017), which is Rated-R, is considered to be the best X-Men film of all time. It just feels like keeping them PG-13 is just pulling back the potential of some superhero projects.
Remember that the first Blade (1998) with Wesley Snipes was made for a mature audience, and because of it, now we have the MCU.
Anyway, it’s good to know that the progress of Deadpool 3 is going well with Shawn Levy at the helm. So far, Ryan Reynolds could break the fourth wall as much as he wants. And we can’t wait to see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the mix too, as the movie is described as a “buddy” movie.
What do you think of Deadpool 3 remaining in its Rated-R status? Do you think that other Marvel projects should go in the same direction? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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