T I M M I L L E R
Director of Deadpool
Was this film always going to have an R rating?
We did a PG- 13 draft but we threw all that away. It was an attempt to get Fox to do the movie. Look, if you can do a PG- 13 Wolverine movie you can do a PG- 13 Deadpool movie. We would have just had a lot less fucks…
Do you see Deadpool as a superhero?
His motives are personal and not global or societal. And his methods are not socially acceptable by any stretch of the imagination! In many ways, to call him a superhero is a misnomer. He’s more like a vigilante with a big chip on his shoulder. He wears a costume and there the similarity ends.
Can Deadpool fit into the wider X- Men universe?
It would be tricky for Fox because they have this brand that’s very serious – how do you introduce Deadpool into that? But it’s already been done. In the comics Deadpool has joined X- Force, which is kind of the black ops version of the X- Men. When they cross over, the X- Men go a little to the right, with a little darker tone, and Deadpool goes a little to the left, and actually joins a team even though he’s the quintessential loner. Nick Setchfield