Rob Liefeld Says \’Deadpool\’ Will Be PG-13

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Deadpool PG-13Even though he is only partially responsible for ripping off DC’s Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) with Marvel’s Deadpool (Wade Wilson), Rob Liefeld has been the voice for the character ever since talk of a movie began. And yes, originally Deadpool was a direct copy of Deathstroke, as the humorous elements everyone knows about the character weren’t added until much later when Joe Kelly began the on-going series.

Last month on Twitter, Liefeld confirmed that the amazing Deadpool script most people have read has been re-written into a tamer (and much cheaper) PG-13 version. This will be a disappointment to people hoping the Deadpool movie announced yesterday would be rated R.

So much mis-information from the mis-informed in regards to Deadpool film. The version under review is a PG-13 version, not an R….

— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 30, 2014

The PG-13 rating now allows for truckloads of violence and edgy themes…. An R rated version is not a consideration and hasn't been…

— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 30, 2014

I should add, "hasn't been for years" …. You can always pad a DVD release with R cuts. No site is providing you with correct answers…

— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 30, 2014

The brilliant screenplay has been equally brilliantly modified…. R is not a blockade any longer.

— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 30, 2014

Also, please understand that I would LOVE nothing more than an R rated Deadpool, mainly for bloody violence, thats just not a reality.

— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 31, 2014

So those hoping to see that amazing leaked script translated to the big screen will probably be very disappointed with this. Hopefully they keep the Colossus stuff…