No matter how many times we here at Nerd Bastards announce a new super hero movie in the works, there’s always at least one person that sounds off in the comments with “Where’s the Deadpool movie already!?” And while we can’t tell you exactly when the Merc with a Mouth might make the transition from comics to film, there is one woman that knows something. X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has stepped up to address the Deadpool conundrum.
First and foremost, she addressed that nagging issue of Deadpool appearing in a rather different incarnation in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie:
Just forget about X3! And the first Wolverine; forget about that, too!
Believe me Miss Donner, there is hardly a person out there that is not desperately trying to do just that. I may have the occasional scream-inducing nightmare flashback, but those movies are as far from my mind as possible as I move into the next era of X-Men flicks.
Donner went on to address good old Deadpool and the movie that everyone wants to see made:
We so want to make it. We’re getting there. I think it will, but one thing now is the rating. If we make it a smaller budget movie, we can go for the R-Rating. If not, then we push the boundaries of PG-13 which is alright too. We just don’t want to saturate the market to the point where it’s just not special anymore.
R-rated Deadpool? Yes, please! I don’t care what kind of limited budget I have to sit through, I want to see some proper blood and guts when it comes to Deadpool making his big-screen debut (Origins doesn’t count, remember?). Of course, aside from some explosions and possibly a shiny super-baddie to fight, a Deadpool movie doesn’t seem like it would need the giant budgets that so many other super-flicks insist on.
Check out everything that Donner had to say in this interview video taken at the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere:
What say the Nerd Readers? R-rating or PG-13? Is a big budget necessary, or can we rely on casting and good writing to make a Deadpool movie into a hit?