Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox.
Marvel’s new film Deadpool is to be rated 15 in the UK for “strong bloody violence, strong language and sexual references” states the British Board of Film Classification.
Ryan Reynolds is set to star as Deadpool in the new unconventional comic book film hitting UK screens on 10th February.
The film, which according to the BBFC offers strong violence and language, is the first Marvel cinema adaption to gain an age rating of 15.
Marvel’s previous films such as The Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America have generally been rated around the 12, 12A mark. It seems that 20th Century Fox and Marvel are stepping away from the child friendly super-hero film style with this new film.
In comparison, as The Independent states the Motion Picture Association of America has opted to rate the film as R. The MPA states that it contains “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity”. The BBFC however, did not mention graphic nudity content nor opt to give the film a higher rating of 18.
Even the stars of the film are expressing it’s offensive nature. Gina Carano who is set to star as Angel Dust told The Guardian “I don’t think my mom is going to be able to watch it”. The BBFC’s rating may leave many young fans disappointed yet due to the supposed graphic nature and style of Deadpool, it had the potential to be rated even higher.
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