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DEADPOOL (2016): Film Aims for PG-13 Rating


Deadpool Film Goes For PG-13 Rating. Considering the nature of the Deadpool comics, it’s a no brainer that 20th Century Fox would make a Rated-R type movie, but a new report reveals that Fox may go a different route and make it PG-13.

After the excitement of Deadpool finally getting a release date, its understandable that fans may be a little disappointed that the film will be rated PG-13 rather than making it R-Rated. Shmoes Know brought in news about finding out about the possible PG-13 rated film. “I heard from the director (Tim Miller) that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all going to hate this, that they figured out how to make it PG-13 and therefore not lose its soul – that’s a quote – of the script so they can make it.”

Some fans may be asking why make a PG-13 film rather than a cheaper budgeted R-Rated one? It’s completely understandable since R-Rated superhero flicks in the past haven’t made enough money. Films like the Blade franchise, Constantine, and even Punisher: War Zone didn’t make enough money despite its cheap budget. The only highest grossing R-Rated film to date was 2009’s Watchmen, which made only $185 million worldwide barely covering its budget of $130 million.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Fox has made it work with PG-13 films. A good example would be the X-Men film franchise because it did go dark with the tone and dropped one or two F-bombs in the films. As long as the soul and nature of Deadpool isn’t lost in the film, director Tim Miller and Fox can make it work. With Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth, the film should have the same tone as the comics. What do you guys think about this?

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Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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