Deadpool - Producers Fear the NC-17 Rating
For years, director Tim Miller and lead actor Ryan Reynolds fought for a chance to give the popular but not really mainstream comic character Deadpool a film adaptation that is true to the character. It's no surprise that this was a rocky road considering that superhero movies are as mainstream as they come and the PG-13 almost always a prerogative in this day and age.
It took 6 years until the studio finally gave in and agreed to a film that would go all-in with violence and humor that are directed at an adult audience. For 4 years, 20th Century Fox was in favor of a mass-appealing PG-13 version but X-Men Origins: Wolverine showed painfully clear how harmless and unauthentic that portrayed the character. The film will thus be rated "R" as the makers envisioned it.
But there might still be problems with the rating. The producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick told Collider that the MPAA could be upset with some things the film shows:
We'll see if that really becomes true and whether cuts would be necessary or a successful appeal hearing could avoid that. The similar ironic and violent Kick-Ass movies had no problems getting the "R".
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