The great success of Deadpool in both the box office and by viewers and critics opened the door for future superhero movies to be rated R. With all of the blockbusters of Marvel and DC in the past decade being PG-13, Deadpool‘s accomplishments opened the eyes of film studio executives, particularly those of 20th Century Fox, to the opportunity of successful R rated superhero films. After Deadpool’s release, it was quickly announced after it would be followed by a sequel, along with the announcement an R-rated Wolverine solo film, along with an X-Force film.
Writer and producer of the X-Men franchise, Simon Kinberg, recently stated his hopes of X-Force following the footsteps of Deadpool and Wolverine 3 by giving it an R rating. Kinberg believes the movie would be better if the studio allowed it the R rating, thus keeping the movie more similar to the source material in the comics which featured a dark and violent squad of mutant military operatives. Kinberg was quoted, saying:
“When there are films that want to be raunchier, want to be darker, want to be violent or R-rated, [Fox will] be open to it. And not every movie should be. I don’t think that the main X-Men movies should be R-rated; I don’t think they’re R-rated stories. But if we were to make an X-Force movie, that probably should be R-rated.”
Kinberg continued the interview to mention the fact that many fans believe Deadpool’s great success is the reason for Wolverine 3’s R rating. However, according to Kinberg, the studio was planning on giving the last Wolverine film an R rating before the release of Deadpool, even though the film’s great reception did enforce the studio’s confidence in making that decision.
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