MCU Director Confirms One Similarity Between Mahershala Ali’s Blade and Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 and Marvel Fans Will Love It

Even though the MCU is starting to take risks, things are still a little dicey.

MCU Director Confirms One Similarity Between Mahershala Ali's Blade and Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool 3 and Marvel Fans Will Love It

SUMMARY

  • The MCU is venturing into R-rated movies, with Deadpool 3 being the first.
  • The director, Yann Demange, has previously stated that Blade would not receive an R-rating.
  • But the studio is premiering a five-episode TV show, Echo, with a TV-MA rating.
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R-rated movies often reflect the story more realistically and make them compelling. That’s the reason now the MCU is doing R-rated movies, and with this, Phase 4 will going to be a much bigger deal. Marvel already announced that Deadpool 3 will officially be the first R-rated movie in the MCU.

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Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3

But there’s another MCU movie that is R-rated. It’s Yann Demange’s sword-wielding vampire hunter Blade. It signals that the studio is willing to give creative teams more freedom.

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This will definitely allow for more mature storytelling from typical family-family MCU films. Now, this one thing is sure: the similar ratings between Mahershala Ali’s Blade and Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 will surely give fans a whole lot of different experiences.

Also read: Marvel Reportedly Planning to Do the Unthinkable With Mahershala Ali’s ‘Blade’ After Hiring ‘Logan’ Writer to Salvage the Vampire Hunter

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MCU Director Shared Similar Elements in Blade and Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3 and Blade
Similarity in Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 and Mahershala Ali’s Blade

Yann Demange (the director of the upcoming MCU Blade movie) has claimed his big-screen Marvel adaptation will be R-rated. The director told Deadline.:

“They gave me the R, which is so important. For Blade, we are going to have fun because Mahershala is such a deep actor. I’m excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way.”

Demange continued that he loved Blade for that. “He’s got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen,” he added.

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But the point here to note is that Marvel has not confirmed the rating of the movie yet. And the recent rumors suggest that the Blade release date may have been postponed to allow a full rewrite of the script.

Also read: “What is that thing? Is it a horror movie?”: Major Blunder on Wesley Snipes’ Blade Cost Marvel Millions in Revenue, Could’ve Saved Them from Bankruptcy

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MCU’s Blade Rating is Yet to be Confirmed

Mahershala Ali in Blade
Mahershala Ali in Blade

Earlier, Marvel’s president, Kevin Feige, had stated that Blade would not receive an R-rating. In an interview with Deadline, he said that among all the films in production for Marvel’s Phase 5 and Phase 6, only Deadpool 3 was going to have an R-rating.

“Other than Deadpool, which has already established itself as a certain genre and a certain rating, that we already said we would not mess with when we started working on Deadpool,” Feige explained. “Other than that, we haven’t encountered a story or a storyline or a character’s journey that a PG-13 rating, or the tone, or the ratings we’ve been using up to this point has prevented us [from telling that story.]”

Whether Blade will be R-rated or not will only depend on the confirmation of the Marvel. But it’s great to see that Marvel is following a fresh approach to give the audience a unique experience in its storytelling. Apart from Blade and Deadpool 3, it is also premiering a five-episode TV show, Echo (starting January 2024), with a TV-MA rating.

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Also read: “What is that thing? Is it a horror movie?”: Major Blunder on Wesley Snipes’ Blade Cost Marvel Millions in Revenue, Could’ve Saved Them from Bankruptcy

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Written by Shreya Jha

Shreya is an Entertainment News Writer at Fandomwire. She has over a year of experience in journalistic writing with a deep knowledge of entertainment world. After completing her bachelor's program in Journalism and Mass Communication, Shreya is now pursuing her master's degree in the same. Apart from being an avid reader, she's a huge Swiftie and K-culture buff. So yeah, when she's not writing, she will be caught listening to Tay or watching "Business Proposal" for the 100th time.