Thanks To ‘Deadpool’ Breaking Records, ‘X-Force’ Could Be Rated-R, Too

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Deadpool outpaced estimates and broke records for an R-rated movie on a budget of only $58 million. It also had the largest opening of any X-Men movie so far, which has led some of us to wonder if studios are going to completely misinterpret what made it a success (chimichangas and pegging) and turn unnecessary R-ratings into the next crappy 3-D conversion.

And so X-Men producer Simon Kinberg is already addressing questions about R-rated future X-Men movies. At a Q&A following Collider’s preview screening of Deadpool, Kinberg was asked if there are any other X-Men films he could see being made with an R-rating.

“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?” (Via)

After Rob Liefeld pointed out that’s going to be a headline for sure (yep, it is), Kinberg clarified that an X-Force movie could be an R-rated story, not that it definitely would be.

It’s also worth noting Ryan Reynolds recently said, “X-Force is really my priority” and he wants an R-rating for it. Even though the X-Force movie Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) was working on got iced by X-Men: Apocalypse, rumors emerged recently that Fox still wants to make X-Force with Deadpool, Colossus, Psylocke, Archangel, and Cable. The rumors were fueled in part by a video of Reynolds and Munn play fighting and news that Deadpool 2 will include Cable (which a Deadpool after-credits sequence also confirmed). Stephen Lang (Avatar) is already vying to play Cable, although Liefeld has said his dream pick would be Jon Hamm.

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