Marvel’s Kevin Feige on Why the MCU Franchise Won’t go R-Rated

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By: Oliver Drennan

With the massive success of R-rated films like Logan and Deadpool, it seems that the only reasonable thing for Marvel to do is to continue down this mature and violent path…or perhaps not?

In a recent interview with Heat Vision, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced just exactly why the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t go down a darker route with their films. “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,” Feige said. “That should be the takeaway for everyone.”

Feige also further explained why humor is such an important theme within the MCU. “I also believe that laughter is the way you hook the audience. Then you can scare them. Then you can touch them deeper than they were expecting to in a film about a tree and a raccoon and aliens that don’t understand metaphors. Humor is the secret into the audience’s other ranges of emotions.” Feige explained.

Do you agree with Feige’s decision to not follow suit of Fox? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!