ANT-MAN & THE WASP Director Tweets It'll Be NC-17 ... No, He Really Did

Wasp costume from "Ant-Man"
Credit: Marvel Studios

Ant-Man & The Wasp director Peyton Reed has tweeted that the film, a sequel to 2015's Ant-Man, will push the boundaries of superhero movies by being rated NC-17.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn responded with an even more intense assertion about another upcoming Marvel film.

The pair were joking of course, but they seem to have been inspired by the announcement of an R-rated cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being included on the film's eventual home video release, as well as by the success of the R-rated Deadpool. In another connection to Deadpool, using social media for this kind of meta-commentary on superhero films is a big part of Deadpool's appeal.

Ant-Man & The Wasp - which will presumably not actually be rated NC-17 - is scheduled for a July 6, 2018 release.

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