As easy as it is to love superhero movies (and at the moment, it sure is easy) there is - for many fans - still one vital thing missing from the wide-ranging superheroic movie spectrum: a bloodily violent R-Rated superhero adventure, starring a major, fan-favorite hero.
After all, a large part of why many fans fell in love with comics is the medium's capacity to tell stories that major Hollywood movies often shy away from - including the adult violence and swearing of the R-Rated movie. Traditionally seen as box office poison by most studios, the R-Rated action movie has in recent years largely found its home in the direct-to-DVD market, as opposed to on the major studios' slates.
That, though, could all be about to change. Y'see:
Fox's Deadpool Looks Set To Be Way More R-Rated Than We Thought
Now, of course, we already knew that the movie was going to be R-Rated, with Ryan Reynolds' epic April Fools Day reveal spreading the big news...
...but it now seems that the film might well go even further than that.
As the film's producer Simon Kinberg recently put it to EW:
"Deadpool is a Hard R"
So much so, in fact, that it could well be something of a game-changer for the superhero genre. As Kinberg added:
"It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t."
Which, a) sounds perfectly suited to Deadpool's natural comic-book state...
...and b) seems likely to set off any number of minor parades at any Deadpool-appreciation society meetings taking place right now. That's a thing, right?
What it doesn't explain, however, is just what the heck Deadpool and (what looks increasingly like his new teen sidekick) Negasonic Teenage Warhead are set to get up to in the movie, as teased in the latest image from the film:
Considering it's unlikely to have anything to do with the younger character's (very brief) tenure in the comics, though, it sure is going to be fun to find out...
And, from the sounds of it, boundary-pushing-ly violent...