The Marvel Studios have a huge line-up ahead of them. With new shows and movies making their way to the screens, one after the other, fans couldn’t be more excited. Projects like Loki, Werewolf by Night, Moon Knight, and so on, have pleasantly surprised the fans. However, Marvel’s pretty apparent lackluster projects have also been on the receiving end of criticism.
With Marvel constantly getting backlash for watering down the superheroes to adhere to a larger audience, it looks like Daredevil: Born Again will be breaking the cycle with a possible R-rating. However, this won’t exactly mean that Marvel is ready for some serious, dark action just yet since Thunderbolts and Blade don’t seem to be meeting the same fate as Daredevil: Born Again.
Daredevil: Born Again to be Likely Rated as TV-MA
Reportedly, Daredevil: Born Again is all set to hit the streaming site with a mature rating. Charlie Cox’s return as Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home was more on the comedic side. His cameo in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was also quite hilarious for the viewers to see. This caused some worries among fans of the O.G. Daredevil. Will Matt Murdock be just a funny guy or will his original, more mature personality be seen in the Disney+ show?
The most-probable R-rating answers this question to some extent. Disney CEO, Bob Chapek, teased the fans that they should be ready to watch some R-rated content in the MCU. He stated that “the elasticity” of streaming platforms makes producing more mature content much easier.
Insider Daniel Richtman replied to a tweet asking whether Daredevil: Born Again will be TV-MA, the TV counterpart of an R-Rating. He simply stated “Likely.” However, he shut down any and all expectations fans had from Thunderbolts and Blade. When asked if the two projects, along with Agatha and Echo, will receive a similar rating, Richtman responded in a negative.
For some good news, Marvel has already confirmed an R-rated series, Marvel Zombies, which will be streaming on Disney+ soon, although no dates have been confirmed.
More Watered Down Projects by MCU?
Marvel has constantly been blamed for watering down superheroes, villains, fight scenes, and their overall movies. Fans of the comic books especially have quite a bone to pick with Marvel.
Now, fans are worried that the upcoming projects are going to be just as lackluster, as the many recent ones. Thunderbolts, which has such a promising storyline, is especially the center of fans’ worries. The MCU equivalent of Suicide Squad will feature many big characters in the movie, including fan-favorite Bucky. Should Marvel plan to dilute the movie, fans can expect the return of flat and dry action sequences. There have also been no confirmed updates about what Blade will be rated as.
For now, fans of a darker superhero genre can do nothing but hope MCU goes on to tread that path soon. Until then, it looks like Daredevil: Born Again and Marvel Zombies are headed in the right direction!
Daredevil: Born Again will be available to stream on Disney+ in the Spring of 2024.
Source: The Direct