Deadpool is the epic and very R-rated movie based on the Deadpool comic books. Fortunately for fans, it has been kept very close to the source material. Collider’s Steve “Frosty” Weintraub sat down with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are the screenwriters for the movie, and found out all the juicy details. It was a long and drawn out project that both screenwriters found had its low points, as Reese states.
“There were some really low moments. One of the lowest moments was when we turned in the script on the day The Avengers came out, a Friday, and The Avengers made what, over 200 and some million dollars opening weekend? And we thought for sure, ‘How do you read this script as an executive on that particular weekend and not greenlight this Monday morning?’ and instead we got the word on Monday morning that Fox was gonna kind of rethink, given the success of The Avengers, rethink Deadpool possibly within the context of an ensemble as opposed to by himself, and we just went, ‘Ugh!’ so that was a low moment.”
— IGN (@IGN) November 18, 2015
Collider also interviewed the movie’s star, Ryan Reynolds, and Deadpool’s director, Tim Miller. They both confirmed the R-rating of the movie. According to Miller, Deadpool is pansexual.
“Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.”
Reynolds elaborated on the sexual content of the movie.
“There is some sexuality in this movie for sure. You kinda think you have moments when you’re shooting where you think, ‘This is, uh, a little excessive. This is a comic book movie. Are we gonna get away with this?’ But so far so good. Studio hasn’t crushed us with anything.”
— Jeremy Williams (@jwilliams1979) November 5, 2015
According to Entertainment Weekly, producer Simon Kinberg said during the summer that the movie was a hard R-rating.
“Deadpool is a hard R. It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.”
Aside from the pansexual nature of the main character, Deadpool will have a trusty sidekick called Negasonic Teenage Warhead. That name alone screams all kinds of coolness! Brianna Hildebrand will play the role of Negasonic, and she told Screen Rant that her character develops a sibling-like relationship with Deadpool.
“Negasonic Teenage Warhead is Colossus’s sidekick. When she gets involved with Deadpool… they have this interesting relationship. It’s kind of like brother and sister. They are on the same side. But they kind of butt heads a lot of the time. That’s how I would explain it, he’s my brother. Me and my brother get along like that.”
Hugh Jackman has been getting in on the Deadpool fun, even though he isn’t in the movie. But he and Reynolds are good buds and worked together on X-Men: Origins – Wolverine. It turns out these two superhero-playing actors definitely know how to have fun together. Jackman recently tweeted a short video taken on the Deadpool set showing Reynolds in full makeup doing an impression of Jackman with a not-so-great Aussie accent.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 9, 2015
There is, of course, a full trailer out so fans can get a glimpse of what the Deadpool movie has in store for them.
Deadpool is set for be released in theaters on February 12, 2016, which means fans still have a few months left to wait before they get to see the Merc with a Mouth in all his glory. The only thing to do in the meantime is read the comic books and find ways to keep busy until February. What an agonizing wait for Deadpool fans!
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