At Marvel Studio’s surprise open house in Los Angeles this week, studio head Kevin Feige answered questions from journalists about what else was in store for the MCU. For one thing, he confirmed that Spider-Man will be in Avengers 4.
His answer? No.
“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.”
According to Feige, the reasons those two movies were so successful was down to the the breaking of the fourth wall (Deadpool) and the finality of Wolverine’s fate (Logan).
That is some surprisingly good advice and a very objective way of viewing the issue, though I do think that the family-friendly nature of Disney in general may have put some limitations on the sorts of stories they want to tell with the Avengers.
Still, it’s nice to see that Marvel is busy taking notes from their rivals. And who knows – Marvel may just change their minds down the road.
Should Marvel go down the R-rated path? Tell us, geeks!