Published On: Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016

Simon Kinberg says ‘X-Force’ could also be R-rated

20th Century Fox greenlight Deadpool after years and years of debate because it was a risky movie to make. Deadpool had a R-rating, which is limiting, its handsome leading man is disfigured and masked for over half the film, and it breaks with story conventions in a big way by having Deadpool directly address the audience.

The perseverance and passion of all involved paid off as the film broke a number of box office records, including the highest opening of any X-Men movie ever. So now fans are asking if the X-Men, Wolverine, and an upcoming Gambit spinoff could take on the R-rating.

Speaking at a Q&A following Collider’s exclusive IMAX preview screening of Deadpool, producer Simon Kinberg says he could envision an R-rated franchise.

“I think there are some stories that could be R-rated. I don’t know what they are, I mean I think the mainline X-Men movies have their own tone, which is a more operatic tone. It’s more dramatic, it is more PG-13 in a way. X-Force I could see being R-rated, and who knows?”

Rob Liefeld was quick to point out that Kinberg’s last bit there would become a headline (and, as evidenced by this article, it has!), so the producer clarified he’s not saying X-Force will be Rated-R, but it could be:

“I’m saying I could imagine a universe in which [X-Force is R-rated].”

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recently said making an X-Force movie was his next priority, but the studio will push for a Deadpool sequel to capitalize on the phenomenon.

X-force team photo Marvel Comics


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