Warner Bros. Thinking of R-Rated Superhero Movies For the DCEU

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This year Logan made a strong point in favor of R-rated superhero movies, the gritty but emotionally charged character study racking up a heap of positive reviews and box office success. A game-changer in the field of comicbook movies, the film has gotten other studios thinking, including Warner Bros. and the burgeoning DC Extended Universe.

Speaking in an interview with Variety on the future of the DCEU, Warner Bros. Chief Toby Emmerich revealed that the studio was actually willing to try out making R-rated DC films in the future.


"I would be surprised if we didn't at some point make an R-rated DC movie."

The DCEU may have had its first true taste of success with its PG-13 origin movie of Wonder Woman, however the studio also has to think about the future of the franchise and the demand for good R-rated movies. 20th Century Fox has been doing particularly well with its R-Rated superhero films – first was the irreverent and rambunctious 2016 Deadpool and then raw and powerful Logan. The DCEU's Batman v Superman tried to ignite the same response with its dark tone and its heavy themes, and though the film ended up being a divisive installment, it seems like Warner Bros. wants to try its hand at grim and grit with a non-traditional comicbook direction. Let's see how it turns out.

The next film in the DCEU roster for this year is Justice League which screens on November 17, 2017.

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