In case there was any concern that 20th Century Fox would be pulling punches in their Deadpool adaptation, all one has to do is look to the official description of the film’s R rating. Widely known for its strong language, excessive violence, and fourth-wall breaking humor, Ryan Reynolds and company will have free rein to bring writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld’s comic book creation to life. It remains to be seen just how far they’ll take that freedom, but the marketing material released so far suggests that audiences are in for a bawdy, rowdy ride.
Also starring Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Stefan Kapicic, and Leslie Uggams, Tim Miller’s Deadpool will open February 12th.
Here’s a look at the rating description for Deadpool (via Box Office Mojo):
strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity
It’s worth noting that Deadpool isn’t the first R-rated superhero movie, nor is it the first “hard R” one, but the concern early on was that Deadpool – like his cohort Punisher – is a hero designed for an R-rated world. Those concerns were understandable considering Fox’s earlier interpretation of the character in the PG-13 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which Reynolds’ Wade Wilson was a poorly understood iteration who literally had his mouth sewn shut. It seems like the studio has Deadpool figured out this time around but how well they succeed will ultimately come down to the fans to decide.
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