'Deadpool' Has 8-Minutes of R Rated Test Footage Says Rob Liefeld

20th Century Fox is close to moving forward on a very gory version of this Marvel Mutant adventure.
Deadpool, set to star Ryan Reynolds, has been kicking around in development at 20th Century Fox ever since the character's first on-screen appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009. While attending the Arizona Comic-Con this past week, comic book mainstay Rob Liefeld spoke out about the impending Deadpool stand-alone movie, saying that it is closer than ever to moving forward at Fox. The studio has also shot a very R rated 8-minute test reel for this potential franchise starter.

Here is what Rob Liefeld had to say.

"They've got a great director on the movie, they've got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that's Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people's faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you've got what would amount to the first R Rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R Rated.

They may or may not have wanted to shoot eight minutes to see how it would play. And all I can tell you, it's close. It's closer that it's even been to going, or going...Naaah, that's too scary a proposition to make a R Rated Deadpool movie...."


You can check out the video from the Arizona Comic-Con below, but fair warning, it is fifty minutes long.

Deadpool is in development and stars Ryan Reynolds.



Sources: Bleeding Cool

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  1. Dfella504

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DEADPOOL!!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  2. ZanyZap

    I'm down.

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  3. ridgl

    they should just release the 8 minutes online. the fan reaction would be so big that fox might just make it happen.

    3 years agoby @ridglFlag

  4. Bane5000

    Just give us Deadpool R-Rated, in full costume, doing what he does best, killing and sarcasm...if Fox dumbs down another comic character, they should just hand over the reigns to Marvel Studios and call it a day

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  5. justatadmatt

    the script (if it's the same draft as the one I have) is fantastic and I can't imagine this movie not being "R". It warrants it in the first few pages...

    3 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  6. bipolarmassive

    What's with the costume? You know it'll never be used for the film if indeed it gets green lit. It would be nice, but look how he was perceived in the movie Wolverine.

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  7. Mr_Jellyfish

    So it's R rated, great, but is it any good?

    3 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  8. Replicant

    Damn, sounds f*cking awesome! Hope they green-light it!

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  9. SherlockHolmes2009

    Holy sh*t I wanna see that test footage

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  10. RyanMoran

    dude of corse dead pool should be rated R duh

    3 years agoby @RyanMoranMitaFlag

  11. Josh

    @writer220 Finally? This is the first Marvel property that warrants an R-Rating, with the exception of Punisher -- and that one WAS rated R...twice!

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. MovieManiac

    I say this about Sin City 2 and I'll say it about the Deadpool film: I'll believe it when I see it. Show me some actual footage or set photos.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  13. ROFLitschristian

    Movieweb had to censor that one for me! This is terrific news!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  14. ZenTTox

    Since Marvel has been sucking hard. I expect nothing less than a disaster of unbelievable proportions.

    3 years agoby @zenttoxFlag

  15. Writer220

    nice finally an R rated Marvel film. This'll be F*ckin sweet

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  16. Heisenberg

    @gandoff totally agree dude!! i mean its F*CKIN DEADPOOL!!!!

    3 years agoby @HeisenbergFlag

  17. the MovieGhost

    Very cool. Looking forward to how this progresses.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  18. Gandoff

    R rated Deadpool or nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:D

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag