Moon Knight, Miss Marvel or She-Hulk, the MCU is full of new superheroes. And it’s not ready to stop! Indeed, the franchise still intends to introduce us to many other characters: fans are very impatient to meet Blade, the terrible vampire hunter.
The character has already been entitled to three solo films in the early 2000s, starring Wesley Snipes. At that point, all three productions were rated R. Well, everything suggests that the MCU reboot will also be in the same vein. At least this is what the recent rumors say.
The film would be rated R
Rumors began to spread after Marvel Studios announced it had found a new director for Blade: Yann Demange, who is no stranger to action and violent films (71, Undercover). Since then, rumors have claimed that the MCU wants to try something more mature and thus less “family” with Blade. Notably, Deadline magazine reports that Kevin Feige & Co would try “heading for a dark tone with Blade” and this in relation to what “Other MCU projects have been in the past. »
A report supported by The Hollywood Reporter: details are being kept under wraps, but sources say the new intention is for Blade to take on a dark and gritty tone, falling on the more daring side of Marvel fare and perhaps even finding common undertones with the Blade movies we’re seeing. fondly remembered made in the early 2000s by New Line. »
What does that mean?
A film is rated R (for “Limited”) when the story contains ultra-violent scenes, but also vulgar dialogues with a lot of swear words and without forgetting (more or less soft) sex scenes. In this case, production is prohibited for minors under 17 years of age.
This is a major first for Marvel, as Deadpool is the only R-rated movie in the MCU to date. And again, it’s not really a Marvel Studios decision, since Deadpool is one of the movies “rediscovered” by the box when Fox was acquired by Disney.
With Blade (in case the film really has an R rating), the franchise consciously ventures into new adventures, certainly in the hope of reaching a wider audience. Unfortunately, we will still have to wait until 2024 to see what happens.