Studios wouldn’t contact R-rated comedian e book motion pictures for a very long time, with historical past exhibiting most of the time that alienating an enormous part of your built-in fanbase was hardly ever definitely worth the danger. Birds of Prey might have been the most recent adult-orientated superhero story to disappoint on the field workplace, however the score is hardly the defining purpose why individuals simply weren’t keen on Harley Quinn’s spinoff.
Regardless of that setback, nevertheless, it seems that the DCEU’s The Suicide Squad might be aiming for the same demographic, and the truth that the three highest-grossing R-rated motion pictures ever made are all comedian e book variations makes it fairly clear that there’s a large viewers on the market offered that the fabric is powerful sufficient.
Marvel Studios could be dragging their toes committing to extra mature content material, which doesn’t bode properly for Deadpool 3 arriving anytime quickly, however we’re listening to from our sources – the identical ones that informed us the Quick and Livid franchise was heading into outer area lengthy earlier than it was confirmed by Michelle Rodriguez, and that Netflix is creating a Witcher prequel – that Sony‘s SPUoMC might quickly be set to enter R-rated territory.
In accordance with our intel, the studio don’t need their shared universe to be considered as an inferior knockoff of the MCU, and one concept being thought of to distinguish the 2 franchises is to have upcoming initiatives like Kraven the Hunter, a 3rd Venom or second Morbius take issues in a darker and extra violent course. After all, when Sony get their palms on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, they’re hardly going to have him activate his swimsuit’s instantaneous kill mode in grisly style, however the studio actually do have a number of characters at their disposal who’re ideally suited to R-rated motion pictures, and it’s trying like that’s a route they’re keen on heading down.