20th Century Fox made a lot of people happy when it granted director Tim Miller, star Ryan Reynolds and company the go ahead for an R-rated take on Deadpool, which the MPAA confirmed this week, classifying the movie with “strong violence, language, sexual content and graphic nudity”.
However Comic book writer and YouTuber Grace Randolph, who has written for both Marvel, DC and and Boom! Studios in the past, has launched a petition for Fox to release a PG-13 cut of the X-Men spinoff in addition to the R-rated one to allow younger viewers to enjoy the Merc with a Mouth’s big screen outing.
SEE ALSO: Justice has a new face in new Deadpool posters
So far, the petition has attracted almost 2000 signatures. If you’re interested in signing, you can find it here.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
SEE ALSO: Follow all of our Deadpool coverage here
Deadpool is set for release on February 10th in the UK and February 12th in the States and sees Ryan Reynolds reprising the role of the Merc with a Mouth alongside T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Weasel, Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Copycat, Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) as Ajax, Stefan Kapicic (24) as Colossus, Leslie Uggams (Roots) as Blind Al and newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.