Earlier it was reported that a rumor had surfaced that the upcoming ‘Deadpool‘ film would have a PG-13 rating but now comes word from screenwriter Rhett Reese himself that there is no set rating at this time! While the studio is clearly going to be pushing for a more open ended rating, it might just not be possible if they want to keep Deadpool fully true to his comic book persona.
The rumors began when, during a podcast, Schmoes Knows’ Mark Reilly claimed he “heard from the director that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out…and you guys are all going to hate this…they figured out how to make it PG-13. And therefore not lose its soul…that’s a quote…of the script, so that they can make it. Look guys, it looks like Deadpool’s going to be PG-13.”
With that being out there. Reese went to Twitter to set the record straight:
Hey, guys, no one knows yet whether Dpool will be R or PG-13. There may not be an announcement for a long while. Hang in!
— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) September 22, 2014
So right now that leaves our favorite Merc with the Mouth completely open on where we’ll see him on the big screen. He tends to swear quite a bit and is highly abusive of his healing factor. The amount of gore on page for Wade can be ridiculous when he has just stopped all caring about being sliced, diced, shot, and blown up.
How important do you feel an R rating is to a ‘Deadpool’ movie? Do you think they can keep the spirit of it while toning down the swearing and violence? Share your thoughts below true believers!
‘Deadpool’ will be slashing his way into theaters with chimichanga in hand on February 12, 2016