Back when the Deadpool movie was announced, most people were ecstatic ... but there were more than a few fans worried about the film's content. Most of Deadpool's comics are the exact opposite of family-friendly — suddenly, it was a question of whether the character would be neutered (again), or if some miracle would allow the film to hit theaters with a more appropriate 'R' rating.
While the team behind the movie has previously confirmed that the film wouldn't be cut down to fit a PG-13 rating, it's finally official: the MPAA has given Deadpool an "R" rating, citing "strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity" as primary reasons. It's not a huge surprise — especially considering what was shown in the Christmas Day trailer — but it's nice to have everything confirmed.
What better way to celebrate the integrity of Deadpool's big-screen debut than with some new footage? It's a short teaser (and there are a few recycled shots), but the "Canadian Football Rules" trailer is just as good as the ones that preceded it:
There's not a whole lot of new info to be taken from the trailer — considering how well the Christmas Day trailer brought everyone up to speed, any more story details would likely end up as spoilers at this point. Instead, the trailer makes a few references to Canadian football ... and that's about it. The whole teaser is only about 30 seconds long — and at the very least, the editing team didn't use that "brown pants" line again.
It's easy to forget that, for the longest time, the Deadpool movie wasn't going to happen ... and now, fans are just a few short weeks away from its release. It just goes to show that you can do anything if you've got determination, dedication and Ryan Reynolds in skin-tight spandex.
Deadpool hits theaters on Feb. 12.