Following the first screening of Deadpool last night (which was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans in attendance), Ryan Reynolds took part in a Q&A which saw him shed some light on both this character and possibly the future of R-Rated superhero movies at Fox.
Asked how he feels Deadpool could change the game in more adult orientated adaptations getting the green light, he revealed:
“I think it has to [open the door for more R-rated superhero movies], 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!”
So, with that in mind, what kind of R-Rated superhero movie does Reynolds think could follow Deadpool?
“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!”
That should come as music to the ears of comic book fans, but with no significant updates on X-Force for some time now, it could still be a long way off from happening. Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) has reportedly written a screenplay, but if Cable is indeed going to show up in the rumoured Deadpool sequel, it could be that Fox decides to launch X-Force from there.