Friday, April 25, 2014

X-MEN Writer and Producer Simon Kinberg Sides With Wanting an R Rated DEADPOOL Movie

Deadpool might be one of Marvel's hottest comic book characters gaining a larger following and fan base in recent years. He's been on nearly ever variant cover of every comic book title (literally), had his own video game and made a guest appearance in an episode of Ultimate Spider-Man Deadpool. (It was retitled Ultimate Deadpool in the opening sequence for that episode only.)

Unfortunately, most moviegoers only know the terrible version of the anti-hero seen at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine when his mouth was sewn shut. Who decided that for the anti-hero who is also known as The Merc With a Mouth?

Anyway, 20th Century Fox still owns the movie rights to Deadpool and while a script has been in development for years it has been rumored Fox wants the script toned down and not rated R, but rated PG-13. The bottom line is that Fox has not green lit a Deadpool solo movie for one reason or another.

Meanwhile, Fox has hired on writer/producer Simon Kinberg to oversee their Marvel franchises for both X-Men and Fantastic Four. Kinberg recently spoke to and was asked if a Deadpool movie really needs to be rated R.

“...[B]ut if you’re gonna do a Deadpool movie, I think you’ve gotta do a hard-R, darker movie and he is the perfect character to do it with.”

This is the first time, since he was hired in December 2013 to oversee Fox's Marvel franchises, Kinberg has gone on the record about a Deadpool movie. And the first time he has stated that it needs to be rated R, too. 

Only time will tell if Deadpool will indeed get his own solo movie but until then fans can only wait and hope that Fox green lights it. Or perhaps Deadpool will show up in a certain X-Force movie that is also in development right now. 

In the end, and just like Deadpool himself, fans are not patient and want a definitive answer on when/if Deadpool will ever get another shot on the big screen.

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