A petition has recently launched online to get a PG-13 rated version of the Deadpool movie as some soccer mom's kid complained about the fact he can't go see it. Worth a mention: The petition doesn't want to change the rating, just make a second "safer" version of the film available.
Well, I do recall Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller were pretty adamant about wanting an R-rated version of Deadpool made, as that's true to the character. Actually, that was even one of the issues Fox Studios had with the movie and why they didn't initally green light the project, as Fox thought an R-rated superhero movie wouldn't do that well at the box office. Obviously things changed when the Deadpool test footage leaked a while back as the footage went viral, which inevitably caused Fox to change their minds.
Now Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has shared his thoughts about the PG-13 petition and thinks it's a waste of time.
"Waste of effort. Movie is R," Liefeld tweeted.
Liefeld also attended the surprise Deadpool screening last night and offered it's even better the second time around.
"2nd time I've seen Deadpool but the 1st with an audience and the response was tremendous! A few more weeks everyone!" Liefled said.
I'll also throw in my two cents: I'll be taking my two sons to see Deadpool, which actually will mark their first R-rated movie. I guess it's up to the parent to decide what they want their kids to see, but I don't see them getting too scarred from watching it (lol). I mean, watching Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate is scary enough, no?
"Deadpool" has a February 12, 2016 release directed by Tim Miller starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Waste of effort. Movie is R https://t.co/eofGrTlsfM— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 18, 2016