Ryan Reynolds Confirms Deadpool to Be Rated-R Through a Gag. In typical Deadpool style, actor Ryan Reynolds pulled an April Fool’s joke on everyone saying that the studio is going for a PG-13 rating when it’s really going to be Rated-R.
The gag started when Reynolds posted on his Twitter Page that Deadpool would be rated PG-13, but assured fans it would still have the same dark humor as the comics. In the first tweet he wrote, “So we make the blood green. (Views expressed here are mine – not necessarily those of adorable, taint-punchers releasing films).” In a second tweet, the actor added, “A PG-13 #deadpool will still have 4th wall breaking, a shit-ton of action and at least 3 chimichangas. Zero need to panic. I promise.”
Even a video on YouTube had everyone fooled when a clip on Extra appeared with host Mario Lopez interviewing Reynolds about the upcoming movie being PG-13. It was a casual chat until Deadpool came out from behind and knocked out Lopez, revealing that the report and the tweets were all a ruse to promote Deadpool as a Rated-R movie.
The actor reaffirmed the Rated-R news on Twitter saying, February 12th. There will be blood. Guns. F-bombs. And graphic expertly lit French Unicorn sex.”
Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool tells the story of a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment leaving him with accelerated healing powers, hunts down the man responsible for ruining his life in a dark and twisted sense of humor. The film will also star T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, and Gina Carano. The film is scheduled to open in theaters on February 12, 2016.
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