So it looks like not everyone is sold on Deadpool after all…
There’s no denying that the Merc with a Mouth has been a massive success in the box office having grossed $619m to date. Yikes!
Whether you loved or hated the movie, it’s certainly got everyone talking. But is it enough to convince Marvel to jump on the R-rated bandwagon
Well, you know what they say – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s exactly the attitude that Marvel are going with at present. They believe that there’s no real reason to change up their own plans given their success. Disney chairman Bob Iger, spoke out about his views of an R-rated superhero movie future saying: “We don’t have any plans to make R-rated Marvel movies.” Well that’s that, then.
Of course, we can’t say the same for 20th Century Fox who are already in the midst of making their R-rated Wolverine movie, and then we come to the home release version of Batman v Superman which is set to have an R-rated feature too.
Although, we’ve got to remember that every Marvel film released so far has been rated at PG-13. With their latest releases continuing to rack up in terms of financial success they show no sign of slowing down, and can you really blame them?
On the other hand, we can’t completely agree that Marvel are against the idea of R-rated entertainment. After all they have been teaming up with Netflix to make Jessica Jones and Daredevil.
Marvel’s latest cinematic release, Captain America: Civil War, will be released on 29 April in the UK. Unfortunately, if you’re stateside then you’ll have to be patient and wait until 6 May.