Marvel Studios: Upcoming MCU Title Dark, ‘Grittier’ R-Rated Movie?
With Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios successfully debuted Black Panther along with Spider-Man. Though fans instantly fell in love with the new superheroes, they have been expecting more news regarding their next appearances in MCU.Advertisement
Currently, Jon Watts is directing Spider-Man: Homecoming. The studio has been sharing updates with fans. Whereas, announcements on the Black Panther movie is shadowed by other MCU titles.
So far, it has been revealed that Michael B. Jordan will be playing a supervillain in the Black Panther movie. Fortunately, Chadwick Boseman as the protagonist t’Challa aka the Black Panther revealed new details on the plot.
During his interview with CBR, the 39-year-old actor revealed that the Black Panther movie will be a “grittier” adaptation.
Earlier, Marvel Studios released Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds as its first R-rated movie. No other MCU title has been depicted in such manner before.
According to Boseman:
It’s funny, because on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love Ant-Man. But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. So I’m glad that I’m not in an Ant-Man. I’m glad that the tone of [Black Panther] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that’s what we were doing. That that’s what I intend to do. I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.
I feel the energy. The image itself opens people’s minds up. You can talk about it all you want, you can have it in a comic book, you can even do an animated series, but when you see real people doing it, it changes something inside of you. It’s going to be a big deal because there’s not just Black people or people of African descent that want to see it, I think everybody wants to see it. That’s the beautiful thing. I truly believe there are more people who want to see it than don’t want to see it, especially after being here.
Recently, it was speculated that Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan could appear alongside Black Panther. The MCU title will be directed by Ryan Coogler and will be released on February 16, 2018.