Kevin Feige On R-Rated Movies And SPIDER-MAN


marvel bannerKevin Feige has been talking about a lot of things we’ll soon be seeing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe lately. He’s given us little hints at teasers regarding Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron the past few weeks, but now he’s talking about some things we haven’t really heard about. The Marvel Studios head honcho talked about R-rated movies and what the chances of seeing a certain wall-crawler in a future Marvel Studios flick are.

feigeSpeaking with Hey U Guys during a roundtable press event for Thor: The Dark World, Feige was asked about some of the darker characters they’ve required the rights to recently, like Punisher, Daredevil, Blade, and Ghost Rider. Feige said they probably wouldn’t do a hard R-rated movie, but doing a TV series would allow them to push those limits:

The Punisher movies that have been made were both very hard ‘R’s, and were in some places, unbelievably gory, to comedic effect, but I do think  that what’s exciting about having all these avenues is that you can explore all the aspect of these characters. In the comics some of these characters are very, very dark, and while Marvel Studios haven’t done that necessarily, some of the Marvel movies, the Blade films, and the Punisher films – you look at The Walking Dead on AMC; that would be hard ‘R’ if that as a movie. So television does sometimes allow you to explore other aspects.

With Marvel allegedly developing some new TV shows and miniseries for streaming and cable networks, there’s a good possibility something like this could actually happen. A Punisher TV series done on an HBO, Netflix, or ShowTime would be at the top of my personal wish list. If the Marvel TV rumors are true, we could hear something along these lines in the near future.

Speaking of things that are in the future, Feige said we’ll probably not see Spider-Man in a Marvel Studios film. Rumors have persisted for a while and there was talk of the Oscorp building appearing in the Avengers New York skyline (though Feige said that never really made it past the ‘throwing out ideas’ stage), but Feige says it’s very unlikely to happen:

No… The truth of the matter is, Marvel Studios is making two movies a year; we have a ton of characters to play with. Right now The Avengers are the most popular superheroes on the planet. There hasn’t been time outside of, ‘hey, I wonder if that might happen someday.’

Feige has said they have an “embarrassment of riches” with the characters they do own, so he doesn’t see a need to do crossovers with properties like Spider-Man or the X-Men. He said it would be cool to see as a fan, but that’s about as far as he’s ever gone with the comments. So it sounds like Marvel is open to doing something dark and gritty as long as it’s on TV and we’ll not see Spidey becoming an Avenger anytime soon. What do you think of Feige‘s comments?

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