Anyone who has seen, well, any of the promo material for Fox's upcoming Deadpool already knows it's not just R-rated, but a hard R, at that. Between the pictures of Deadpool sitting on the toilet, to the strip club sex in the trailer, to the already-infamous "topographical map of Utah" joke, it's raunchy, which generally tends to give studio executives heart palpitations.
But in speaking to Digital Spy, actor Ed Skrein (Ajax) thinks Fox's lawyers will have their hands full for completely different reasons. Namely, from all the famous people who may or may not want to sue them after being included in some of the scathing jokes T.J. Miller (Weasel) wrote for the script.
We had Harry Styles, David Beckham, we had Prince Charles, we had so many! The funniest part was trying to keep a straight face. Ryan is such a comedic genius, and then people like TJ Miller, who has a phenomenal sense of humor, they would make every take so different. We were so free in that aspect. I think it's going to be a nightmare for the Fox lawyers and a nightmare in the edit, but wonderful for the viewer.
I can't be certain, but of the list he named there, I'd think those three would have a good enough sense of humor to be able to laugh at themselves. Then again, they've never been on the receiving end of a Wade Wilson joke.
All I know is it makes me perversely happy to pretend that somewhere, there's a Fox lawyer looking at the rough footage with his head in his hands and a bottle of whiskey beside him.
Deadpool is in theaters on February 12, 2016.