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Have 20th Century FOX dropped the ball on an R-Rated Deadpool movie?

September 22nd, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Deep breaths, everyone. Now take a seat, because here comes some extremely disconcerting news regarding the recent announcement of the long-gestating X-Men spin-off Deadpool.

It’s been announced that Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Comics were moving ahead with the long-gestating X-Men spin-off Deadpool (here). The movie has a release date of February 12th, 2016 with Tim Miller set to direct, with the assumption that Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his X-Men Origins: Wolverine character.

However, according to Shnoes Know the news that they have amended the script for a PG13 rating will have some fans abandoning ship on the project already. What makes this odd is the fact that it was the extremely graphic and violent nature of the test footage, which got everybody talking about the movie again, which, in turn caught the Studio’s attention.

“I 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 gonna hate this, they figured out how to make it PG-13. And therefore ‘not lose its soul,’ and that’s a quote, of the script so that they can make it.”

How many times have we heard that before?! One just has to look back at disasters such as The Expendables 3, Live Free Or Die Hard, Total Recall and Fright night to name a few movies that were completely ruined due to holding back on the spirit of what made these franchises great in the first place, and with a character like Deadpool, one can’t help but feel that the only rating that can do this character justice – is an R-Rating.

If there’s any reason to be hopeful it’s that they’ve at least put the time into making sure that the movie works as a PG-13 release. But we will leave that for the more optimistic of fans…

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.

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