Marvel Studios’ Blade has been going through many ups and downs in the last few years, but it seems like we finally got an answer that a lot of fans have been wondering about. In a recent article from Deadline, the director Yann Demange, has confirmed that the film will be rated R. Here’s a quote from the article regarding the film:
They gave me the R, which is so important. I come out of this wanting to be more open, more vulnerable and bring a more personal aspect to my work. But 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. I love him 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.
It’s great to know that Blade will be rated R. Let’s be honest, if Blade wasn’t rated R, a lot of fans wouldn’t take it seriously, hell, we might’ve gotten something like Morbius. Hopefully, Yann Demange will continue to stay on, and the same goes for Michael Green (writer for the film who wrote Logan). With how stacked the talent is all around when it comes to Blade, we could be getting one of the best comic films.
Marvel Studios’ Blade will be released on February 14, 2025, unless more strikes continue in the industry since studios don’t wanna pay their workers.