R-rated super hero movies, or anti-super hero films, aren’t the norm. In fact, you can count on one hand how many restricted super hero movies there are and about the closest you’re going to come is Matthew Vaughn’s foul-mouthed and violent “Kick Ass.” He then arguably perfected the irreverant R-rated actioner model with his hyper violent and vulgar “Kingsman: The Secret Service” which grossed more than $400 million worldwide this year.
Next up in this mold of irreverent, flippant, f-bomb laden and stylistically violent R-rated super films is “Deadpool.” Ryan Reynolds been campaigning for this film for years, even though he’s basically disavowed the character from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and he said at Comic-Con the main reason “Deadpool” was green lit by 20thCentury Fox was because of the boisterously positive online response to the test footage that leaked last year (which still should never be justification to leak anything, btw).
“The mouth is not sewn shut at any point in this film,” he told Empire today trying to distance himself as far away as the ‘X-Men: Origins’ film as possible. “I wasn’t even paid, I just insisted on that.”
Directed by VFX guy Tim Miller, “Deadpool” went over like gangbusters at Comic-Con with its glib viciousness and impious humor so the choir is already converted. Now it’s a matter if Fox can sell the masses and “Deadpool” definitely seems like the best R-rated bet to date from this genre. Co-starring Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano, “Deadpool” lands in theaters on a Valentine’s Day counter-programming date of February 12. Check out the new “Deadpool” images below.