While anyone who has seen the trailers and promos probably won’t be surprised, fans of Deadpool should be pleased with today’s update. 20th Century Fox‘s take on Marvel‘s Merc with a Mouth has officially been rated R by the MPAA for, in their own words, “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.” It reminds us of the rating for another certain movie which opened the exact same weekend last year – with the addition of “strong violence,” of course.
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.
Ryan Reynolds stars as the title character alongside T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, voiced by Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic.
Tim Miller is directing the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.