4 October 2013

Will Fox silence the Merc with a Mouth?

Since no news is good news we can safely assume that all speculation can be thrown out of the window, the Deadpool movie is going ahead and this was confirmed at the 2013 Las Vegas Comic Con. This news isn't new however, it's been in the pipeline for a few years now but writer/creator Rob Liefeld is worried that 20th Century Fox may change the film's script from an 'R' rating to a '12A' rating due to the target audience.

During a panel with Liefeld at LVCC, he gave a detailed description of the test footage filmed by director Tim Miller. Here's the transcribed details of what Liefeld revealed:-

"The screen opens and it looks like a fully costumed Deadpool is sitting on a bench. His back is to you... he has earbuds on listening to music and turns to say, while waving, "Oh, hi there!" He takes his earbuds out and says, "I need to get back to you... I have some business to take care of."  Then the camera goes above him and he's now sitting on the edge of a highway overpass. You see cars driving below him and Deadpool jumps off of the overpass. There's a black SUV going underneath and he crashes through the moon roof. He's then sitting in the backseat next to these two black-suited, Men In Black-like thugs. Deadpool says, "Hey guys, how you doin'?" Deadpool stabs one while shooting the other. Two guys in front of Deadpool have machine guns and turn to fire at him. He goes low in the SUV and slides down to shoot the two goons. The driver turns in astonishment and Deadpool shoots him. The driver goes flying out the window and tumbles onto the freeway. There's another SUV that sees this and turns around with more goons bringing out machine guns and start firing at Deadpool while it's driving toward the first SUV. (It is assumed that Deadpool has gotten out of the SUV he smashed into but this is not said clearly by Liefeld.) Deadpool blocks some incoming bullets with his sword then jumps up high and throws some throwing stars through the windows of the other SUV at the new attackers. The driver of the second SUV doesn't pay attention and hits the first SUV causing the vehicle to flip up into the air. With the SUV in the air, Deadpool is standing  under it while it's still in the air and (apparently this part is a slo-mo sequence) Deadpool takes out a drawing of the driver and shows it to him while he's still in the airborne SUV. Deadpool points at the drawing of the driver and then at the driver. Deadpool then pulls out another drawing of the driver with his head cut off. The driver sees all of this and give Deadpool a "HUH?!" look and sound while the SUV is still in mid-air. The SUV lands after being airborne and Deadpool approaches the driver, who is now half hanging out of the car. Deadpool reaches for his sword and... SLICE! Chops off the driver's head and it goes rolling off the body. Deadpool sheaths his sword and sees another guy coming toward him on a motorcycle. Deadpool jump kicks him off the bike and at the same time lands on the motorcycle. Now with Deadpool on the bike, he waves to the dude he just kicked off the bike and speeds away on the highway."

Sounds good right? And that's just the test footage. The question is, will Ryan Reynolds reprised his role as the Merc with a Mouth or will Fox ruin yet another good oportunity. One thing is certain and that is all of us here at Marvel Intel don't want to see this film being down graded to a 12A, what are your thoughts? Please leave your comments below.


  1. Deadpools humour is very edgy therefore i don't think you would get a full Deadpool experience if he has age restricted limits

  2. I think Deadpool is one of the most anticipated characters of all superheros. 2016 will be a big year for Marvel fans.