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".
Nov 29, 2019 Tammy and the T-Rex: Uncut 4K UHD Gore Cut release
Nov 12, 2019 Star Wars (1977-1983) in 4K - with new changes
Sep 18, 2019 Midsommar - Director's Cut Exclusively on AppleTV?
Sep 18, 2019 Vikings: Season 5.2 - Extended Cut on Blu-ray
Sep 16, 2019 Stephen King's IT: Director Teases Supercut
Sep 16, 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home - No Extended Cut
Sep 16, 2019 Irreversible - Scandal Film Gets a Straight Cut
Aug 31, 2019 RoboCop: Arrow Video Limited Edition with 3 Cuts
Aug 22, 2019 John Rambo: UHD With Extended & Theatrical Cut
Aug 22, 2019 Super Mario Bros. - Is a Director's Cut Possible?