Kevin Feige Weighs In On DEADPOOL, Chances Of An R-Rated Marvel Studios Movie, And Plans For Standalone HULK

Kevin Feige Weighs In On DEADPOOL, Chances Of An R-Rated Marvel Studios Movie, And Plans For Standalone HULK

Kevin Feige Weighs In On DEADPOOL, Chances Of An R-Rated Marvel Studios Movie, And Plans For Standalone HULK

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shares his insightful thoughts on why Deadpool was such a huge success (it's not that R-Rating) and offers up a rather bleak update on the chances of another Hulk movie...

The success of Deadpool surprised everyone when it was released back in February, but in case you were under the impression that Marvel Studios were left in shock and awe at the success of the R-Rated release, it turns out that Kevin Feige understands perfectly why exactly the movie ended up connecting with audiences. However, that doesn't mean we're suddenly going to see Iron Man taking to the skies cursing out his enemies and cutting off limbs with a repulsor blast! In a recent interview with Deadline, Feige confirmed that there have been no discussions about an R-Rated Marvel movie. 
 
"No, we’ve not had any specific conversations about that. And that is only part of the takeaway from Deadpool. The thing that Deadpool shows is, when you present something unique to an audience, they will respond to it. When you present something as popular as a superhero character, in a different and unique and crazy way as they did in Deadpool, it demands attention and audiences went to it. They pulled it off. Tim Miller did a tremendous job. The other secret, and why it’s still a secret, I don’t know, but they just took what Deadpool is in the comics. He breaks the fourth wall. He talks into the camera. He doesn’t give a sh*t about any of the other heroes. He doesn’t take anything seriously. All of that is what made Deadpool so popular in the comics. Tim and his writers and Ryan Reynolds were able to get that and even magnify that up on the big screen. We’ve always said if there’s any “secret” it’s respect the source material, understand the source material and then, any adaptation you make from the source material should be done only to enhance whatever the original pure spirit of the source material was. Deadpool hit on all cylinders with that."
 
That all makes perfect sense, and Feige is spot on about the decision to stick to the source material being a big part of why Deadpool succeeded (we've all seen what happens when Fox decides to take things in their own direction; look no further than Fantastic Four and X-Men Origins: Wolverine to see how badly that went for them). Still are you disappointed that we won't get an R-Rated Marvel movie? 

Regardless, another movie which doesn't look like it's going to happen regardless of the rating is a standalone picture for The Hulk. Asked to elaborate on why the Jade Giant isn't tearing up Phase 3 in The Incredible Hulk 2, Feige explained: "Well, those are contractual things that I’m not entirely attuned to. Disney and Universal would need to come to an agreement to allow Marvel to do a standalone Hulk film for Disney. What’s so great, and as you just said, Ruffalo lights up any room he’s in, any Twitter feed he’s engaged in and any movie that he’s in. It’s just a great pleasure to have him in The Avengers films and as you know his next appearance will be in Thor: Ragnarok, which is a whole other type of fun Hulk adventure for him that we can’t wait to get started on." So, that team-up and a reunion with The Avengers is all we have to look forward to for now, but that's not so bad...
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