Deadpool won’t have to bite his tongue during his first solo outing as creator Rob Liefield confirms the film’s R-rating.
There’s been plenty of noise over the past few days when it comes to the Deadpool movie. We first heard it would be a 13-rating, then an R-rating. And all of this during April Fool’s day. Essentially, we had no idea who to believe.
But now, comic book creator Rob Liefield sets the record straight.
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Appearing on set for the first round of filming, creator Rob Liefield couldn’t help taking to Instagram… and first things first, he confirmed the film’s proposed rating.
“Congrats to Team Deadpool on each and every victory along the Deadpool highway,” he said. “The R rating ensures the film will be unique and faithful to the amazing vision of the filmakers Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan freakin’ Reynolds.”
Of course, for Deadpool fans, this is welcome news. After all, the Merc with a Mouth isn’t exactly what you’d call a conventional hero. And an R-rating will likely give the production the creative space to get the character off the pages and into his own film.
And Liefield ceven opened up about how Deadpool got stuck in development hell.
“Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick came on board and wrote the most amazing, exciting, unique comic book script I’d ever read,” he said. “Even my Marvel pals have confided and said, ‘Wow, that Deadpool script…That’s spectacular.. It should get made’ but it didn’t. And years passed and management at Fox passed and executives came and went, each unable to move it forward.”
“During this time, the outstanding Tim Miller stepped into the director’s chair to guide the film and from the word go, he started making things happen. I saw storyboards, costume designs and animatics. The vision was becoming a reality and that amazing test reel footage was shot and I thought for certain that the film would be on its way to a green light.”
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“And here we are, this outstanding vision is being filmed and prepared for a Feb. 12th 2016 release date. I can tell you that you are in for a cinematic comic book experience unlike any you have experienced! Deadpool is all that you’ve been waiting for and a round of applause to Tim, Rhett, Paul, Ryan and Simon Kinberg for seeing it through! #robliefeld #deadpool”
Of course, whether or not Deadpool meets the fans’ expectations remains to be seen… but I have to admit – I have a rather good feeling about this.
Deadpool heads to cinemas on 12 February 2016.
Will Deadpool really get it right? Will the Merc with a mouth’s solo outing make a big impact? Let us know what you think in the comments below…