‘Deadpool’ gets ’15’ certificate for ‘strong bloody violence’

Ryan Reynolds-led Marvel movie hits UK cinemas on February 10

Deadpool has been given a ’15’ certificate for its UK cinema release.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) awarded the rating for “strong bloody violence, strong language [and] sex references”. Deadpool has already been rated ‘R’ in the US, which means anyone under the age of 17 will only be admitted to a screening if accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Meanwhile, Twentieth Century Fox have released a new teaser clip from the Ryan Reynolds-led Marvel movie, which you can watch below.

The long-awaited film will open in UK cinemas on February 10. Ryan Reynolds is flanked by a supporting cast that includes Haywire‘s Gina Carano, former Homeland actress Morena Baccarin, Game Of Thrones veteran Ed Skrein and Silicon Valley star TJ Miller.

Visual effects specialist Tim Miller, whose CV includes creating the opening sequence for 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, makes his directorial debut from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the creators of US hoax-based comedy series The Joe Schmo Show.

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The film’s official plot synopsis teases: “Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”