Fox has officially given their Deadpool solo film an “R” rating, ending speculation over whether the studio would actually distribute a movie worthy of the Merc with a Mouth. The news comes via JoBlo in a move that one could only expect from a Deadpool movie.
Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Morena Baccarin as Copycat,and T.J. Miller as Weasel. The film comes from a script co-written by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick.
The news follows last week’s major reveal of Ryan Reynolds in the official Deadpool costume, sporting a look that’s almost identical to the character’s comic book interpretation. And now with a "R" rating that will most likely honor the character’s dark humor and gratuitous violence, it looks like Deadpool may be one of the most faithful comic adaptations yet.
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.