The tweet is accompanied by the cheeky line, “With great power, comes great irresponsibility,” an obvious play on Spider-Man‘s iconic philosophy. The photo shows Deadpool sprawled out across a bear rug, posing sensually for the camera. Some may recognize the photo that this reveal is parodying: a 1970s Burt Reynolds spread, Screen Crush reveals (mildly NSFW). This very much fits the tone of the Deadpool comic, which is hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, and irreverent.
While word has it that the Deadpool‘s script does indeed fit the character, it has been unknown whether or not the live action film will be an R-rated affair. Sure, the source material definitely lends itself to a more “mature” flavor, but Fox has a had a tendency as of late to PG-13-ify even its more mature licenses (Live Free Or Die Hard, for instance), Screen Crush also notes. Given that Deadpool could potentially exist within the same universe as the X-Men and Fantastic Four, would Fox risk an eventual team-up of sorts in favor of staying true to many fans’s visions?
“That debate rages on. We’ll see,” Reynolds says.
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.
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