Ryan Reynolds is one of the people who has made the Deadpool movie possible. Now, as the cinematic release of the movie rolls ever closer, Reynolds has taken the time to discuss the R-Rating and what it means for future comic book movies.
Earlier this week we brought you news of a petition that has hit the web looking for a PG-13 cut of the Merc with a Mouth’s movie. At an New York City fan event which only went and showed the ENTIRE MOVIE to fans, Reynolds was asked what he thought of the chances Fox would cut a PG-13 cut of the movie. His answer even echoed our own thoughts on the topic:
“I don’t think so. That would be a very short movie. It’s almost a commercial at that point. People are ragging on her – I think that’s an awesome mom. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to see 9 ½ Weeks, but my mom didn’t make a petition!”
Reynolds has also discussed at the event the R-Rating itself and more importantly his hopes for an X-Force movie. Reynolds hopes that Deadpool will open the flood gates for more R-Rated comic book movies from big studios:
“I think it has to, I hope so. There are a lot of superhero movies out there on the market. It’s a genre unto itself. I personally would like to see more rated R ones. I just think it’s time. We’ll see if this holds. Hollywood shamefully copycats every movie that works – so if this does work, you’ll probably see more rated R films! I don’t think you’re going to see a rated R Avengers movie, but there’s room for other ones. I think there’s room for a rated R X-Force movie!”
X-Force, for those unfamiliar with the title, is another team up within the Marvel comics universe. A spin-off of the X-Men conceived by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, it featured mutants like Deadpool, Domino, Wolverine, Warpath, Psylocke, Colossus over the years but most importantly, Cable.
The time-travelling mutant son of Scott Summers & Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone!) has been name dropped a few times throughout the Deadpool conversations and within the comic books he has a close working relationship with Deadpool. We use the word ‘working’ very loosely, can Deadpool really work with anyone efficiently? Cable is a mutant that X-Men fans have wanted to see on-screen for quite some time and with Wade Wilson finally getting his shot, there is no reason that Cable cannot be introduced. The concept of time travel has even already been established thanks to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Another reason to bring in Cable is that Fox need a heavy hitting Mutant to lead the X-Men Universe in the long-term. With Hugh Jackman hanging up his adamantium claws, a new flag-ship mutant is needed. Deadpool cannot do that given his general antics & the milder tone of the general X-Men films. Cyclops is still a teenager as things stand, Gambit is undergoing development issues to an extent and would Fox recast Wolverine so soon? Cable could fit the bill perfectly for Fox to fill the hole Hugh Jackman will leave.
We’re sure that all will be revealed soon, perhaps within 2016 even, depending on the reception/success of Deadpool.