Total Nerd Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations  

Stephan Roget
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R-rated superhero movies don't always do well financially, but Deadpool and Logan achieved great box office success in spite of the adult-themed content. Now, movie studios are seemingly racing to produce the next crass hits. Fans are happy to help out by suggesting all of the comic book characters who should have R-rated movies. Given the often violent and gritty nature of modern comics, there’s no shortage of potential stars for the next Deadpool-style blockbuster.

Indeed, both Marvel and DC Comics have many masked marauders walking the fine line between hero and villain. These anti-heroes could easily hold down R-rated films. Even more traditional caped crusaders, like Batman, could benefit from a movie universe with less restrictions, allowing fans to finally see what the violent world of superheroes actually looks like.

In any case, money talks, and as long as films like Deadpool and Logan continue to make bank, there’s sure to be other characters trying to emulate that success.

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Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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81 15
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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68 15
Venom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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63 18
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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58 16
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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54 22
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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39 28
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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35 24
Spectre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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42 32
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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36 28
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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30 23
Thunderbolts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations
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35 29
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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28 25
Midnighter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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31 29
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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Mister Miracle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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Arcade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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War Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations

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Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Comic Book Characters Who Deserve R-Rated Adaptations