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There are "no plans" to make R-rated Marvel movies at Disney

03.03.2016

With DEADPOOL going bonkers at the box office for 20th Century Fox, there has been a lot of curiosity if Disney would ever give the green light to Marvel Studios to follow suit and travel down a mature road for one of their Marvel Cinematic Universe properties that might net them a rating where under 17 audience members are not permitted without parent or guardian.

Today that issue was addressed by Disney Chairman Bob Iger during an investor call when the success of DEADPOOL was raised.

We don't have any plans to make R-rated Marvel movies.

Yeah, you should have seen that coming.

Marvel isn't afraid to drift into more adult material for their Netflix television series. We've seen both sex, violence and language expanded on both DAREDEVIL and JESSICA JONES thus far, but when it comes to their big-budget, big-screen productions...? There's too much at stake for The Mouse to risk turning off any corner of the massive mainstream audience they've been able to attract thus far. They are seeking viewers across all four quadrants every time out in order to maximize their box office gross worldwide. They want as many asses in seats as they can possibly get with every scheduled showtime and they're not going to risk portions of their fan base being turned off in order to cater to hardcore fans who want something R-rated.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that bubble should have been burst long ago as it is. R-rated Marvel movies from Disney were never going to happen, and now you have it on record from those calling the shots.

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