The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been one of the most successful franchises in recent history. Starting with Iron Man way back in 2008, the MCU had continued to grow to help birth the current age of superhero films. Sure, we love the characters and their heroics, but the MCU films also have had a wide reach with their audience. That is mostly due to the fact that all MCU films have had the family-friendly PG-13 Rating. While the Netflix Marvel Television shows have toes the line with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones doing the nasty and the constant barrage of the N-word on Luke Cage, they are still relatively tame compared to anything Tarantino would ever put out. Marvel Studios has played it safe with their 15 films by having them all be PG-13.
While everyone and their father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate on the Internet are predicting a huge wave of “R” rated superhero movies after the colossal success of FOX‘s Deadpool, Disney‘s head honcho Bob Iger quietly shut down all speculation that any “R” rated superhero movies might be coming out of Marvel Studios anytime soon. (more…)
We’re not a group that shies away from a fun bit of Batman news, yeah? As movie-goers start to mentally prepare themselves for the forthcoming Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice experience heading our way next year, it’s important to remember the long print and visual history of The Caped Crusader. Today we’ve got two fun bits of Bat-news from two very different sources: one dealing with an iconic villain story in comic form making the leap to the “big screen,” and the other with a long-standing question from fans surrounding a cinematic version finally being answered. Read on to learn more!
Josh Boone is the latest director to try and adapt Stephen King’s 1000+ page apocalyptic epic for the big screen; a project that defeated both Ben Affleck (though you could say Batman stole him away) and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace). Upon first glimpse, the young director is an odd choice, but Boone seems genuinely optimistic that he’s got both the tone and length of the behemoth superflu film nailed down. (more…)