It was no surprise when the Motion Picture Association of America finally gave Deadpool an R rating earlier this month for "strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity." However, despite it not being the first R-rated superhero movie, Deadpool is still turning a lot of heads for being an outsider in a world full of PG-13 superhero adventures. There’s even a group of people who want a PG-13 version version of the blockbuster to be released in theaters so younger viewers can see it. Well, it sounds like 20th Century Fox will indeed release a different cut of Deadpool later this year, only it’s not going to be more wholesome. Instead, they've opted to go even filthier.
At a London Deadpool event, T.J. Miller, who plays the Merc with the Mouth’s best friend Weasel, informed the audience that a director’s cut will be released on home media later in 2016 that will include even more intense material. He said:
But yeah, so the idea that when you see the fall director’s cut of it, that that’s going to be even more raw, that’s pretty heavy duty.
So if R-rated Deadpool isn’t hardcore enough for you next month, not to worry. You can grab your own, unrated home copy of the movie this fall. The goal was always to make Deadpool R rated, which not only is the tone of his comic book adventures, but also helps take the sting away from the tame (and mostly unfaithful) version of Wade Wilson seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. What we’ve seen so far in the trailers, clips and even promotional material is already quite adult, so it’s hard to imagine what was deemed too strong for the wide release.
Granted, it’s for the best that some of this unrated material didn’t make it into the theatrical cut. After all, there needs to be some concessions so the movie can be screened in regular theaters, as they’re not keen on showing NC-17 fare. Fortunately, in the comfort of one’s home, Blu-Ray, DVD and digital releases allow fans to see something closer to what the director had in mind. One wonders if the unrated version will include that one scene that director Tim Miller thought was too offensive for the theater crowd. Fortunately, it sounds like the cut being screened next month will still have plenty of vulgar material to please hardcore fans.
You can hear T.J. Miller’s comment for yourself in the tweet below, courtesy of user James (from Essex).
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, and there you can expect plenty of gore, cursing, untasteful nudity and chimichangas. If that’s not enough for you, just patiently wait for that director’s cut. Then you can see something really off-the-walls crazy.