Deadpool Movie Officially Gets Its R Rating

by Russ Burlingame

Deadpool

Fox's Deadpool will be rated R.

Shocking, right?

Well, for a superhero film that plans to make a lot of money at the box office, it's a rarity. Still, the film started out with a mission to be R-rated, so it's arguably not surprising that it succeeded.

The official rating has been added to the film's official website. The rating is for "strong language and violence throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity."

Considering what fans have already seen via viral campaigns and red-band trailers, none of that is too surprising either.

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.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.