No holds barred. Balls to the walls. Unbridled creative freedom. Whichever way you want to spin Fox’s decision to grant Deadpool with an R rating, there’s no question that director Tim Miller took full advantage of that studio leniency by packing trailers with more F-bombs and triple headshots that you can shake a chimichanga at.
But what about the content that didn’t quite make the cut? Granted, fans can at least look forward to laying eyes on some of the material that remained on Fox’s cutting room floor with the film’s director’s cut, but in an interview with IGN, actor T.J. Miller (Weasel) spoke about the NSFW one-liners.
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While he didn’t recite those cut lines verbatim, we imagine that Fox executives and lawyers ushered Deadpool back on the edge of its R-rating when things teetered toward flippant racism and the like. Ryan Reynolds has already won over the hearts and minds of the Marvel faithful by bringing the mercenary to life in a way that feels truly respectful of the source material, so why push it any further with gratuitous swearing?
Deadpool is barrelling down on its anticipated release date, with Fox’s R-rated standalone feature due to hit standard and IMAX theaters on February 12 – and you can get the lowdown on why Tim Miller believes the Merc With a Mouth is best suited to the large-screen format in yesterday’s featurette.
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.