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Speculation R rated Star Wars possibilities.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Future Films - Spoilers Allowed' started by black_saber, Aug 1, 2020.

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  1. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is there a possibility of R rated Star Wars film coming? There has been rumors about that circulating around some news sources.

    I don’t know if the rumors are going to be true but I thought we could discuss the possibility. Personally I think R rated Star Wars would be perfect for the old republic movies and tv shows.

    What are your thoughts about that?
     
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  2. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

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    Doesn’t seem possible. These films/shows are supposed to be for kids.
     
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  3. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    I think of them as for all members of the family, not just kids. But all the same, an R rating might not fit that.
     
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  4. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I never thought Star Wars would have PG 13 movies until Revenge of the sith came out, so anything is possible. I do doubt about a R rated Star Wars films happening.
     
  5. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    Its possible. We got R-rated Marvel movies with Deadpool and Logan, there's the talk about R-rated Trek from Tarantino, so it could be just a matter of time before we get an R-rated SW movie.

    Maybe in a decade or two.
     
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  6. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

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    Deadpool and Logan are not under Disney though (MCU). They were FOX when they were made
     
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  7. DarthRosie

    DarthRosie Jedi Knight star 2

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    I always kind of thought it would be neat to have an R rated Star Wars, but hearing that it mainly involves more swearing and nudity, I'm cool with out it. It sounds like they can push the envelope with more graphic violence and more adult content and keep it PG-13. I wouldn't mind it being more graphic, but swearing and nudity just because...meh, no thanks.

    I wonder what the Netflix Marvel shows are rated. Seems like Defenders might be PG-13, then the others either hard PG-13 to light R rating. I would like a Star Wars option like those, and less like Game of Thrones...even though I liked GOT...but that isn't Star Wars.
     
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  8. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I don’t think there’s any need for it. Magic and humor are important in SW - even in the darker entries.
     
  9. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Maybe since Disney also bought 20th century fox, Star Wars can be R rated under the fox brand and maybe 20th century fox could start there own streaming service too. Especially if Disney wants to do R rated content for Marvel stuff, Aliens, predator or aliens vs Predator since Marvel bought those franchises too.


    That’s just me predicting if there is a tv ma Star Wars tv show or R rated Star Wars movies. R rated Star Wars can still have a sense of humor too.
     
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  10. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    Things have changed a ton since then. Basically every moderate (in terms of violence, etc.) movie gets a PG 13 nowadays, it is the standard for a blockbuster outside of animated movies.

    There isn't much of a reason to assume that they would try to create an R rated Star Wars movie. The same is probably true for tv-shows as well. There just isn't really any reason for it. PG 13 already allows all of the gory stuff you could come up with. Anything beyond that just cuts into the own audience for the sake of doing something R rated, not because it is needed for the story. It is family entertainment after all.
     
  11. vaderito

    vaderito Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If they didn't go R when they cast Adam Driver off his work on Girls, which baffled even him cause nudity, sex and swearing were basically his role on that show, they won't go R now. :p
     
  12. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Before Phantom Menace:
    Before Phantom Menace in my teens and twenties, I wanted R rated Star Wars films. Not for sex or sexuality or cussing.

    After Phantom Menace:
    After watching Phantom Menace in theaters 1999, I had quite a bit of thoughts about this. Am I missing something? Is GL playing with his audience? I think many of the fans pictured the Prequel trilogy films earning an R rating though gore, violence, heavy concepts, and the like, but not sexuality or swearing/profanity. The game of steering his films away from an R rating might have led George to introduce elements that would normally belong in a G rated film. That way he could introduce the Prequels far away from an R rating then slowly move them towards an R rating with Episode 3.

    If a SW film ever becomes R rated, it should be R rated for heavy concepts, death, violence, and gore.

    Profanity / swearing, sex, and sexuality can be left out beyond the minimal that adds realism.
     
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  13. vaderito

    vaderito Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    SW doesn't need explicit sex but Anakin and Padme needed to be sexier. Keeping a forbidden romance between a dark lord in making and an uptight senator as chase as it was underminded the whole thing. and this is from a massive PT fan and Anidala shipper. POTC:AWE and Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Pt 1 had scenes that packed heat without being R or explicit.
     
  14. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    "Dark and Gritty"
    The desire by some for Rogue One or Mando, but with blood splatters.

    If we were getting a new movie every 6 months then maybe, but when it's one every year or two or three or four, then I think you're sticking to Disney level violence, which can still be pretty heavy duty at times.

    Anakin burning beside the lava.
    Mando going all John Wick on the Stormtroopers.
    The odd chopped off arm.
    It's enough.

    As for sex... eh. Leave that for creepy fan art.
     
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  15. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    I want Jediworld.
     
  16. Jar Jar Skywalker

    Jar Jar Skywalker Jedi Knight star 2

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    What do you mean? Padme got her top ripped off and we also saw Anakin topless
     
  17. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Alright, I'm locking this thread. I think most of us can agree that the odds of Disney putting out an R-rated installment of one of their top four-quadrant franchises is pretty unlikely, but the "rumors about that circulating around some news sources" all come from one news source, We Got This Covered, which as many of you should know is a worthless propagator of clickbait and made-up scoops. Locking.
     
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