There’s a rising trend going on in the superhero universe – R-rated films. Superhero films are nothing new, but with the behemoth success of Deadpool at the box office, it seems that other franchises want to taste the same success by taking a jab at their own R-rated films.
First, we see Wolverine 3 teased as an R-rated film at Fox’s Toy Fair (although the image on Imgur has been deleted and that has been the plan for the movie all along). Then, we hear about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice having its own R-rated Blu-Ray release.
Unsurprisingly, Marvel could be following suit. First movie up is Ant-Man and The Wasp. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed made the “announcement” via his Twitter account yesterday.
Take a look:
Breaking: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is going FULL NC-17. Confirmed.— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) February 24, 2016
To anyone who watched Ant-Man, you’ll notice the unabashed humor that the movie has, so it makes sense for Reed to make the move. Of course, Reed isn’t serious, but if he is, what the NC-17 rating would mean for Ant-Man and The Wasp is unknown.
They would probably have to make Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and The Wasp/Hope Pym (Evangeline Lily) bigger to make for bloodier action sequences. There could be lots of insect sex too, which could be quite unappealing, but probably not as unappealing as the thought of Deadpool and his unicorn.
Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn also made the perfect response to Reed’s tweet.
Check it out:
@MrPeytonReed I hear The Inhumans is gonna be a snuff film.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 25, 2016
At this rate, we might not see a PG-13 comic book film in the future.
What do you think?