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Deadpool director says character would work in the MCU just fine without the R-rating

May 31st, 2021 by Marc Comments

Back in January Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige talked about bringing Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool into the MCU, saying it would be the first movie in the franchise to have an R-rating.

“[Deadpool 3] will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… it will not be [filming] this year,” Feige said at the time.

“Ryan [Reynolds] is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.”

Now, I love the Deadpool movies but I really believe that, if well written, the character could be brought into the MCU with the family-friendly rating intact.

And it seems that director of the first Deadpool movie, Tim Miller, agrees with my take.

“I think Ryan Reynolds’ take on the character and the way he embraces the particular kind of insanity — even if you said he’s not gonna use four-letter words — would still be there. He still is that character. You can take the R-rated parts out of it if you wanted and it would still be Deadpool if Ryan was doing it.”

Miller famously didn’t get on with Reynolds on the first movie, saying he wanted to take complete control of the movie, however, I completely agree with him here. Once Upon a Deadpool was Disney’s experiment – and you won’t convince me otherwise – to see if the character would work in a more family-friendly way and, yes, he completely does. Sure, they might need to be a bit smarter and a bit more creative but isn’t that a good thing?

Anyway, let me know what you think… does Deadpool need to be R-rated? I wanna know…

Source: Inverse

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….