Writers Guild of America nominates Deadpool for Best Adapted Screenplay

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May 4, 2017, 12:10 PM EDT (Updated)

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool is The Merc With A Mouth's movie that just keeps on marching. With a new Marvel comic book series with The Punisher freshly announced and sequel plans well underway, this $800 million blockbuster is a foul-mouthed juggernaut with epic stamina in all creative arenas. Now the Writers Guild of America has bestowed another honor on this R-rated superhero flick by naming it as a 2017 nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay award for its writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.  

You must appreciate the significance of this as it is relatively rare for most genre movies, not to mention adult comic book adaptations, to be given such a nod of acknowledgment from the ranks of the WGA and especially for a crude, hyper-violent superhero film like Deadpool.  The Tim Miller-directed vigilante fest joins fellow nominees Arrival by Eric Heisserer, Fences by August Wilson,  Hidden Figures by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi and Nocturnal Animals by Tom Ford in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

Could Deadpool take home this coveted prize when the winners are announced in a ceremony hosted by Patton Oswalt on Feb. 19, 2017? Grab a chimichanga and cheer for it!

(Via CBM)