With the 20th Century Fox / Marvel film Deadpool doing the rounds in cinema and raking in an undeniable $135M weekend at the box office (and for an R-rated film, that’s saying loads), it seems the ‘Pool has opened the doors for what is possible with other 20th Century Fox / Marvel franchises.
Cue X-Force. Deadpool Producer Simon Kinberg eluded that the coming X-Force film could be R-Rated. Here’s what he had to say speaking to Collider:
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? I’m saying I could imagine a universe in which [X-Force is R-rated].
And who doesn’t want a bit of adult situations mixed in with their comic film? And with Ryan Reynolds saying that X-Force is on the to-do list and he’s out to get an R-rating, it seems very probably it will be rated as such. Hopefully it won’t take 10+ years.