Once upon a time, almost all superhero movies were rated PG or PG-13 (hence the tendency of movies like The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy to pit their heroes against armies of nameless drones to minimize the blood and gore).
But following the blockbuster success of last year’s Deadpool and high expectations for Logan‘s debut (and Hugh Jackman’s departure) this weekend, superhero fans are making it clear they’re fine with movie adaptations taking it up a notch. In a new Fandango survey of over 1,000 Logan moviegoers, 71 percent said they’d like to see more R-rated superhero films.
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Critics have been somewhat divided about the R-rated Logan. Vulture said it instantly entered the canon of great superhero movies like The Dark Knight, while EW’s own Chris Nashawaty gave it a B- and called James Mangold’s film “a strange contradiction.”
Viewers, on the other hand, seem almost united in their desire to see more films like Logan. Eighty-four percent of Fandango respondents said they were “interested in seeing a more violent R-rated X-Men movie.”