DEADPOOL Drops Out of Presidential Race, Gets 15 Rating in UK, More

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'Deadpool' Campaign Button
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Deadpool fans may have to reconsider their political affiliations as Wade Wilson's whirlwind campaing for El Presidente has come to an abrupt end. In a statement released via Twitter, 'Pool relayed to fans that he was pulling out of the race effective immediately. You can read the full statement right here:

In other news, Deadpool has been given a 15 rating in the UK, a rating which deems it unsuitable to be viewed by anyone under the age of 15. Deadpool has received some controversy for its American R-rating, which bars unsupervised minors under the age of 17 from seeing the film, atypical for a superhero movie.

Star Ryan Reynolds says despite its dark content, and the long process to reach the screen, Deadpool was an easy sell once test footage created to sell the project was leaked. 

"It's been the best and worst relationship I've ever been in," Reynolds said on the Graham Norton Show (via Comic Book). "Eleven years, I've been trying to get this movie made. We had a script, we did that about six years ago, then we had a little bit of test footage for the movie. That test footage sat on a shelf at Fox for four years, then about a year and a half ago, somebody accidentally leaked it on the Internet....And it just went nuts. The people started writing and flooding Fox, begging and pleading for the Deadpool movie to get made. Within twenty-four hours, we had a green light. We were making it."

Deadpool isn't Reynolds's first foray into superheroics. He previously played a very different version of Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as well as the vampire hunter Hannibal King in Blade Trinity. His first starring vehicle, however was the ill-received Green Lantern.

A fan made poster from artist Marco D'Alfonso pokes fun at Reynolds's Green Lantern. Check it out right here:

Deadpool fan poster / Green Lantern poste
Deadpool fan poster / Green Lantern poste
Credit: Michael D'Alfonso / Warner Bros.

If Deadpool seems like an unlikely hero, you're probably right. Fortunately, Reynolds has tweeted an infographic showing exactly where Wade Wilson falls on the "Hero/Douchebag" spectrum.

Deadpool opens in theaters February 12.

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