Deadpool is, inarguably, one of the most violent and crudest superheroes ever to grace a comic. These are the core concepts that define the character and make him who he is, as well as his fourth wall breaking.
So fans were ecstatic to find that Deadpool has officially been given an R rating by the MPAA. While this is hardly a testament to the film’s quality, it seems to assure fans that the product we will receive is faithful to the source material.
With all of this in mind, a request to have a PG-13 version of the film in ADDITION to the R version has begun circling around the Internet. This request seems to originate from a change.org campaign, of a young boy, who wishes to see the film. This request gained further traction, when Grace Randolph of Beyond the Trailer picked it up.
Personally, I would not mind if a PG-13 cut was created, as long as it does not affect the release of the R rated cut. This may be the only chance to see Deadpool fully realised on the screen. As such, I would like a version to be released that best reflects the character. All in all though, a PG-13 cut alongside that, could not hurt.
Also, check out the awesome Deadpool Covers for Total Film Magazine and don’t forget the Colossus TV Spot below.