Deadpool has become one of the most popular comic characters since his debut, as he is very different from really any other character out there. His witty and violent nature had some worried that it would be toned down for the big screen, but that is definitely not going to be the case with the upcoming Deadpool film.
The first rumors that were swirling around were that Deadpool would end up being PG-13 due to the brass at Fox thinking that a R rated movie wouldn’t do well in the box office. That rumor was quickly squashed by Ryan Reynolds himself in a hilarious interview with Mario Lopez months ago, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Deadpool is done filming and producer Simon Kinberg was just interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, where he explained how far Deadpool will push that R rating.
“Deadpool is a hard R. It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.”
This is great news to hear that they are not toning down Deadpool at all and instead embracing what makes him so great. There is no doubt that Kingsman: The Secret Service that released earlier this year impacted some of this, with it not holding back on violence and the R rating, while still doing quite well in the box office.
Deadpool will be released on February 12, 2016 in theaters with Reynolds returning to the role that was once thought ruined by X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this time aiming to do justice to the character.