Last fall, Marvel Studios finally got the ball rolling on Deadpool 3 by hiring Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin to write the script. It’s already been confirmed to be keeping the R-rated tone of its predecessors. However, we shouldn’t expect any other Marvel characters to start throwing around F-bombs with impunity. Via Deadline, Kevin Feige revealed that the studio currently has no plans to develop more R-rated films beyond the next Deadpool sequel.
“I think we target everything we’re doing for kids and adults,” said Feige. “So I think your question is more adult or R-rated. Other than Deadpool, which has already established itself as a certain genre and a certain rating, that we already said we would not mess with when we started working on Deadpool — which we have — other than that, we haven’t encountered a story or a storyline or a character’s journey that a PG-13, or the tone, or the ratings we’ve been using up to this point has prevented us. We haven’t been held back by. If we ever are, then certainly there can be a discussion that can be had now that there’s other outlets like Star. But that just hasn’t been the case. We’ve told all the stories that we wanted to with the tonality and the rating we have now.”
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Feige’s comments essentially guarantee that Marvel is plotting a tamer approach for its upcoming Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali. This will stand in stark contrast to the R-rated Blade trilogy featuring Wesley Snipes. But perhaps this is the best way for the new movie to stand apart from what came before. Earlier this month, Marvel hired Stacy Osei-Kuffour to pen the reboot’s script following a six-month search for a writer.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson in Deadpool 3 and is also overseeing the Molyneux sisters’ script. This film is still without a director or a release date.
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