Boom! Comics have struck a deal with Fox to produce darker and R-rated movies with collaboration from Wirkola and McKay.
With Marvel came the golden age for comic book heroes thanks to the CGI animation and fit human specimen that played the roles of the superheroes on screen.
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There has been a hesitation however in making these movies in a way in which they could be deemed as family action movies keeping the darker stuff in wraps in fear of scaring off a major audience.
Movie makers have been reluctant to embrace the ultra-aggressive side of the comic books that they deem are not safe to be projected on-screen.
That all changed when Ryan Reynold’s R-rated superhero movie Deadpool became a hit on the box office. With lots of swearing, cussing, name calling and bloodshed, the audience did not totally revert from this movie and even got some great reviews.
It might have been the confirmation that the studios were looking for and Fox has made the first move to go ahead to a darker and more R-rated side of superhero movies.
As the X-Men First Class franchise is coming to a close. Fox has moved ahead to acquire the rights for Irredeemable-a comic book in the Boom! Comics comic book universe which was published later than Marvel and DC Comics and has a whole new breed of superheroes.
Introduced to the world by Mark Waid, the comic book debuted in 2009 and lasted 36 issues. The central figure of the comic book is named the Plutonian who is the world’s greatest superhero until he began cold-bloodedly killing the Earth population especially those who defy him.
In those circumstances, a superhero group known as the Paradigm take it upon themselves to stop the Plutonian’s rampage. The Paradigm in desperation turns to a famous supervillain for help; it might be the only way to stop the carnage.
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According to Deasdline, the movie has already been assigned a director in Tommy Wirkola who has Hansel and Gretel to his credit with recent Oscar winning writer Adam McKay who also wrote the script for Ant Man. Boom! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will be producing with Gary Sanchez’s McKay and Kevin Messick and Adam Yoelin will be co-producing for BOOM!