Deadpool running time and UK rating confirmed

We know Deadpool (opens in new tab) has an R-rating in the US (opens in new tab), and today the Merc with A Mouth's solo outing has finally been granted a UK rating. In case that R didn't tip you off, the movie won't be your typical comic book outing. Its rather adult themes are the reason it earned that rating, and that's why the BBFC (opens in new tab) gives it a 15 certificate citing "strong bloody violence, strong language, sex references." If you've witnessed the film's unique marketing efforts (opens in new tab) then that 15 was to be expected.

The BBFC also confirms Deadpool's running time, an uncut 108 minutes. At a recent London screening, T.J. Miller who plays Weasel confirmed that a longer director's cut is on the cards and promises it will be "even more raw (opens in new tab)." What director Tim Miller left on the cutting room floor, and what will make the leap to home video, is likely to include an extended take of the bar scene featuring Deadpool and Weasel indulging in some choice banter. Miller himself says (opens in new tab) the vulgarity of that improvisational moment went "too far" - just the sort of thing we'd expect from the masked chatterbox.

Directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano, Deadpool will open in UK cinemas on February 10, 2016 before arriving in US theatres on February 12, 2016. Check out the latest trailer below...

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.