Deadpool 2 Director Talks Possibilities of R-Rated X-Force Movie

20th Century Fox just announced last week that they're moving on with a Deadpool sequel, and director Tim Miller would return to direct it, and Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role. With the success of the first film, it's likely that more studios would be more open to producing rated-R superhero films. Suicide Squad director David Ayer even discussed the possibility of making an R-rated Suicide Squad sequel. There's also talk that the X-Men spin-off X-Force getting an R rating, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Speaking to Collider, Miller discussed X-Force and the possibilities of getting an R rating:

"I'll just say I'd like it to be an R-rated movie, but I've always been very realistic. We're not making fine art here. This is commerce. So if for some reason there was a story that needed to be bigger and needed to be at a certain budget, and it didn't warrant an R-rated budget, although it's harder to make that argument now after Deadpool, but let's say we were saying it before Deadpool came out; I understand that. I'm not one of those directors who goes ‘I want it because I want it!' and ‘It should be because I think it should be!' There's economics at work here, and I would like it to be R-rated.
"And I know there was some talk around Hollywood, and James Gunn talked about it, and I agree very much with what he said. I think Deadpool worked because of what it was. I think Deadpool worked because it was funny. I think Deadpool worked because it didn't take itself seriously. That's why it worked as an R-rated film. I'm not sure any superhero movie will work as an R-rated film. I'm not sure some members of the public are going to be happy with the blood and gore if it's not balanced with humor and the other stuff."

As long as X-Force stays true to its source material, the film would have the potential to be as successful as Deadpool regardless of its rating, so the studios should focus more on bringing the best possible film instead of over-thinking about the impact of ratings.

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