Originally Posted by def28
Donner has been pretty supportive of the project. Reynolds has also stated it more the sketchiness of the R rating. Studio doesnt want an R rated X men movie. Donner has been involved since early process. Dont think shes against it.
Deadpool was definitely due to go into production this year. But something changed.
Either the rating became a real issue (somewhat understandably) or the priorities changed (DoFP became a bigger production) or they are wanting all films to be part of cohesive cinematic universe (so are rethinking slightly to fit it into franchise as more than standalone).