It took me a while to come around to believing it, since I’ve come across many false reports making the same claim, but the Deadpool movie is finally set to move forward. It’s planned for a February 2016 release date, will likely star Ryan Reynolds (though he’s not officially signed on yet) and they’re aiming for a PG-13 rating. That last bit, however, has been the subject of much debate. As for myself, I don’t know. I mean, I would absolutely love an R-rated Deadpool movie, but I still think the character has plenty to offer that can work within the limitations of a PG-13 rating. Especially when you consider that such restrictions seem strangely obsessed with sexual content, but are pretty loose in regards to violence, as long as there isn’t a ton of focus on gore. And while Deadpool has a potty mouth, he really doesn’t need to be dropping constant F-bombs, and even if he does, Deadpool’s relationship with the fourth wall means anything is possible, including the PG-13 rating becoming a running gag that frustrates Deadpool as he is constantly censored. Anyway, I just feel that it’s unrealistic to expect the movie to stick to something as risky as an R rating when it will restrict access to the very audience most likely to enjoy the character’s immature humor. That is, teenagers. Right now, I’m so thankful that Deadpool is getting a movie at all that I see a minor compromise such as this as nothing to get worked up about.