The Deadpool movie is inching closer to release, and there's a pretty good chance fans will see the first bit of footage from the long-awaited film at next week's San Diego Comic-Con. Despite star Ryan Reynolds' April Fool's Day prank that the movie would be rated PG-13 (which he corrected by murdering Mario Lopez), the movie is definitely going to be rated R, and for long-time Deadpool fans, that's music to their ears.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, producer Simon Kinberg spoke a little more about the film's 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."
That sounds very much in line with the almost mythical descriptions of the script we've been hearing about for years, so it seems like they're definitely keeping the spirit of the character aligned with his persona from the comics.
Director Tim Miller offered a comparison to an iconic David Fincher film, so that should give us a little sense of what kind of visual tone they're going for here:
“I felt Fight Club and Tyler Durden were good corollaries. We are in strip clubs and dive bars and crappy apartments and far away from the shiny X-Men world.”
Well, we'll certainly be seeing a different side of the X-Men universe when Deadpool arrives in theaters on February 12th, 2016.