James Gunn Says Marvel Will Make R-Rated Movies


James Gunn has said that he thinks Marvel will end up making an R-rated movie at some point in the future, which is interesting.

The Suicide Squad writer/director revealed this during a recent interview with IndieWire.

In the interview, Gunn opened up on a lot of things such as the two conditions he had in order to direct The Suicide Squad.

He wanted it to be R-rated and also wanted to film the movie in Atlanta in Georgia.

Gunn wanted to film in the US, and not in the UK – where Warner Bros. Pictures wanted him to film the movie – because he wanted to be close to his father who wasn’t very well.

During the interview, the filmmaker also opened up on his thoughts about whether Marvel would ever make R-rated movies.

James Gunn is pretty certain that Marvel will make an R-rated movie


Credit: Marvel Studios

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Here’s what Gunn had to say on the matter:

I think they will, I think they will, I’m almost sure they will. Not Guardians though, because Guardians are family movies, so it’s different. People are like, ‘Finally, they let you do R rating. What would Guardians be like if that was R rated?’. I’m like, ‘But it’s not’. I could go off and make a Drax movie that’s R-rated, that I would love to do, like barbarian Drax. But the Guardians movies are fables, and I don’t think of them like that. I don’t write them like that. It’s a different type of movie, and you can have some gore and some scary darkness in there and things like that, which is good, but it’s not the rock and roll of Suicide Squad.

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Would you like to see an R-rated Marvel movie at some point?

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