With less than a month to go before 20th Century Fox releases Deadpool into theatres, anticipation levels are certainly high. Over the past few months in which Deadpool has ramped up its promotional campaign, there hasn’t been much on display that’s made fans of the Merc with a Mouth feel skeptical or concerned about the prospects of this film’s quality.
In short, things are definitely looking good. Now we’ve laid our eyes on several Deadpool trailers, with clips and TV spots that also keep coming, as well as images and general public service announcements from Deadpool himself. Each one seems to come off just as fresh as the last, even when we’re seeing spots of footage that have already been included in previous trailers. Deadpool is on his way and bringing some serious chaos with him.
In keeping with this ongoing campaign of promotion, Fox has now released two more nuggets of Deadpool goodness. The first is the film's official rating - and it should come as no surprise that it’s a definite R. There's also a new TV spot for the film that doesn't offer too much new footage - although a brief moment with Deadpool gleefully rubbing his hands together and announcing “Don’t worry, baby” is a decidedly cleaner statement than we’ve seen him make in red band versions of that scene to date.
The film’s R rating ensures that it will be filled with a little more vulgarity, violence and all around adult themes than most mainstream superhero movies. The official assessment of Deadpool’s R-rating is that the film contains strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity. Could anyone expect less from this sort of movie about this particular character?
As Deadpool’s release date approaches, it’s hard to doubt the potential for success propelling the film. Really, at present it seems to have everything going for it that Deadpool fans would want. That’s not a guarantee of success – anything can and will happen when it comes to widely anticipated films. But for now at least, Deadpool seems to have the laughs, the action and the all around appeal that a true box office contender needs to survive the notoriously slow mid winter month of February.
Deadpool opens in theaters on February 12, 2016, followed by X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit sometime in 2017; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X–Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
Source: Box Office Mojo