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No More R Rated Movies For Marvel
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
From a business standpoint it makes sense. You can't really have Punisher bedsheets or party decorations. Yet, someone as brutal as Wolverine can and will be plastered all over assorted merchandise. I'm sure some people will be upset by this but they're not saying they will only make G rated kiddie movies. Superheroes do appeal to younger viewers and it would just be ignorant to try to shut out those potential viewers.
We also have to consider that the more money they generate on the glut of merchandise gives them more reasons to give us more movies. Look at Iron Man. He was a weapons supplier. He drank alcohol. He...enjoyed the ladies. But because they could sell action figures and sneakers with Iron Man on them, it's a no-brainer to finance the sequel.
So maybe we won't get the violent Moon Knight feature (not that one was being planned) but you have to look at who the audience is. Even Watchmen appears to be suffereing due to it's 'adult nature' and rating. What are your thoughts?