After years of languishing in development hell, 20th Century Fox has finally decided to move forward with a Deadpool movie. Long expected to be a low-budget R rated outing full of violence and foul language, a new report backs up claims from July that this version will be rated PG-13, and that's the reason behind it finally getting made.
It was long assumed that Fox was struggling with their decision to make Deadpool PG-13 or R. It is being reported now that the only reason director Tim Miller got the go-ahead from the studio was because writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were able to find a way to make the film PG-13 without losing its dark tone and sense of humor. The film will definitely push PG-13 to the edge.
Meet the Movie Press explains the situation on their latest episode:
"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' a quote, of the script so that they can make it."
This may seem like old news to some, as creator Rob Liefeld tweeted back in July that the film was going to be PG-13, and that there never was any conversations about Deadpool being R rated. That was never even a possibility. But, he says, there will be an unrated director's cut that will stand as a more 'R' rated version of the film sometime after its initial theatrical release.
Here are his tweets, followed by the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press: