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Deadpool 2 Director Says Next Film Could Work as a PG-13 Movie

August 6, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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David Leitch didn’t skimp on the R-rated content when directing Deadpool 2, but he doesn’t think the franchise would be doomed if it goes PG-13. Leitch spoke with Yahoo! Movies and, while making it clear that there is no hard plan to make a young teen-friendly Deadpool, he could see such a film working.

“It’s rated R so that’s not necessarily the [MCU] brand but he doesn’t necessarily need to be R and [Disney] don’t necessarily need to only make PG-13 movies,” Leitch said. “I think we’ll find a happy ground.”

Leitch noted that with Marvel absorbing the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties back in now that Disney has Fox, “There’s a lot of mystery still surrounding what they want to do with Deadpool in [Disney’s] Marvel world but I think, from discussions that I’ve heard, it’s all positive. I think that they’re just trying to figure a way in as Deadpool’s hard.”

Leitch noted that he “loves” the franchise and hopes to direct future installments. Fox did play with the idea of a PG-13 Deadpool movie, cutting Deadpool 2 into a PG-13 take called Once Upon a Deadpool. The common consensus among most critics and many fans was that while the re-release didn’t add anything to the original film, it did retain enough of Deadpool 2’s sensisbilities to not feel neutured.