It seems as though the upcoming Blade movie which is going to be part of the MCU won’t be R-rated. This has been revealed, kind of, by Kevin Feige himself during a Q&A he did at the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Tour (via Decider).
Now, this upcoming Blade movie is the film in the MCU that I’ve been most excited about. I love the casting of Mershala Ali as Blade, and I loved the idea that Marvel Studios was going to be a more ‘adult’ Marvel movie.
When it was revealed that Deadpool 3 was going to be R-rated, naturally, many people thought that this also meant that Blade was going to get the same rating. However, it looks like Marvel Studios is still not willing to make ‘R-rated’ comic book movies – apart from the Deadpool ones.
It looks like Blade won’t be R-rated
So, what did Kevin Feige have to say during the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Tour about R-rated content in the MCU? Well, he revealed that with the exception of the Deadpool franchise, everything they make is for “kids and adults.”
He added that he does now foresee a future in which Marvel tells stories that would exclusively be made for adult viewers. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
We’ve been able to tell all the kinds of stories that we’ve wanted to with the tonality and the ratings we have now.
What do you make of this news? Are you upset to hear that the upcoming Blade movie, which will be part of the MCU, isn’t going to be R-rated? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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