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Fresh Deadpool image released, producer confirms “hard R” rating

by Brandon Russell | July 2, 2015July 2, 2015 1:40 pm PDT

A new spread in Entertainment Weekly has a new image of Deadpool, along with information about the movie’s tone.

We already knew the film, which was resurrected after test footage was leaked, would come with an R rating, and the movie’s producer wants to emphasize that it’s a “hard R.”

“It’s graphic,” said Deadpool producer Simon Kinberg. “Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.”

Kinberg is referring to the vulgarity and ultra-violence of Deadpool, who is easily one of Marvel’s more unhinged characters. Deadpool has shown up on-screen before in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but the character was merely a shell of how he’s portrayed in the comics and other media.

The sarcastic anti-hero is once again being portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, who, let’s face it, is a perfect fit for the character—something that was solidified when that test footage was leaked.

According to first-time director Tim Miller, who worked on David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, he sees Deadpool’s on-screen presence as a corollary to Tyler Durden from Fight Club. Good to know.

“We are in strip clubs and dive bars and crappy apartments and far away from the shiny X-Men world.”

Deadpool is set to hit theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...