After the huge success of Logan and Deadpool, it looks like more and more studios are seeing the value of R-rated comic book movies, specifically DC. Though they have yet to confirm the rumors, it is being said that the odds of an R-rated movie from DC’s studios are very high.
"One hundred percent yes. With the right character(s)," was the quote given to GameSpot from an unnamed source. While this does look like a promising turn for those who would prefer a more adult oriented superhero film, is does contradict what was said last year by producer Charles Roven after Suicide Squad’s rating was announced. "We really want to make these films tonally consistent, because this is a shared universe,” he said, “Our plan right now is to make all these films PG-13. In some cases, you know, right there on the edge of PG-13, but still PG-13."
Still, it’s hard to deny the money-making powers these R-rated superhero movies have. Logan is currently number 2 at the box office, having only been recently beaten out of the top spot by the new King Kong movie, and even though it’s sitting on $85,300,000 gross as of March 6 according to IMDB, that still pales in comparison to the massive success that was Deadpool, which is one of the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time.
While there is still no 100% confirmed plan, it would not be beyond the realm of possibility. An R-rated version of Batman V. Superman was released by DC, though obviously not for theatrical release. On the topic of seeing a superhero flick for an adult audience, Batman V. Superman star Ben Affleck had this to say,
“I'm a parent of young kids, and I feel like I wouldn't want to have a Batman v Superman that I couldn't show to my younger kids. But on the same token, as an adult, I like to see movies that are R-rated.”
So it seems that the odds of an R-rated film from DC comics are only rising. Will you be tuning in?