With 20th Century Fox finding great success with the R-rated “Deadpool” and “Logan,” one of the first questions Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was understandably asked at this week’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” junket was if the Marvel Cinematic Universe will follow suit one day.
The chances were always slim, Disney is a studio built on its brand offering family fare – especially in the wake of their jettisoning of their Touchstone and Buena Vista labels. As a result, a PG-13 has always been seen as the limit the studio will go with their product and Feige says there are no plans to change that:
“My takeaway from both of those films is not the R rating; it’s the risk they took, the chances they took, the creative boundaries that they pushed. That should be the takeaway for everyone.”
Feige reportedly went on to specifically cite the breaking of the fourth wall in “Deadpool” and the finality of the Wolverine story as to why those movies stood out to him.