Deadpool Director Open To PG-13 MCU Debut

CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 05: Director Tim Miller attends Coffee Talks: Directors during the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival at The Culver Hotel on June 5, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

Director Tim Miller, known for directing the 2016 R-Rated Smash Hit Deadpool and the Netflix Series Love Death & Robots recently did an interview with Inverse.

Miller was doing an interview promoting the Netflix Series and when the question came up about if Tim believed that Deadpool could ‘exist in the MCU without being changed for the worse’ and he stated the following:

“I think Ryan Reynolds’ take on the character and the way he embraces the particular kind of insanity — even if you said he’s not gonna use four-letter words — would still be there. He still is that character. You can take the R-rated parts out of it if you wanted and it would still be Deadpool if Ryan was doing it.”



The character of Deadpool, created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieze in 1991, a parody of DC’s Deathstroke, is considered to be the most charismatic of the Marvel Universe. Being a man made Mutant, the Anti-Hero became a popular character on the Internet and Meme Culture through his use of Fourth Wall Humor, constantly referencing that he was a comic character and sometimes speaking with the narrator or talking directly to the reader. He is so popular that DC has seemingly been trying to make Harley Quinn his female Counterpart in their comics.



Long time Deadpool Fan, actor Ryan Reynolds, fought hard to get a more “faithful” adaptation of the character after the poorly received 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine where the character more resembled Baraka from Mortal Kombat.

The 2016 R-Rated action-comedy, directed by Tim Miller, is one of the best known examples of “If you listen to the fans you make money”.

Tim Miller did not return to direct the sequel as he and Ryan had a disagreement over creative direction and David Leitch took over directing the sequel.

In 2019 when Disney officially bought 20th Century Fox and re-acquired the film rights to the X-Men/Mutants, many people wondered if Deadpool would make an appearance in the MCU.

The film’s R-Rated 2018 sequel, Deadpool 2, would receive a PG-13 cut or “Disney Cut” called Once Upon a Deadpool which reduced the amounts of cursing, blood & guts and sexual content. They even wrote in a Disney Joke making fun of the merger but had to edit it out at the request of the studio.

This rubbed some fans the wrong way, despite the comic book version of Deadpool being more for teenagers, people seemed to prefer the R-Rated version and are worried that the upcoming Deadpool 3 will be altered to fit the PG-13 feel of the MCU.

However, back in January, Kevin Feige told Collider that they would keep Deadpool rated “R” in the MCU.

It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.

Let’s hope Disney and Marvel stick with that plan moving forward.

Not much is known about the upcoming film, some seeing it as a way to bridge the MCU and X-Men Franchises together while others worry over possible censorship. All we know is that it will still star Ryan Reynolds as the lead and no matter what rating the film is it will still have his wit and charisma. Ryan says he really wants Hugh Jackman to make a cameo as Wolverine in the 3rd film but nothing has been announced on that front yet.

Source: Inside The Magic 


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