There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the potential rating of the upcoming X-Men spinoff Deadpool, and after throwing everyone off with an April Fool's gag, it seems the filmmakers have made a statement about what rating they're going for.
Well played, Ryan Reynolds. Word broke earlier today that the film would be rated PG-13, though that was apparently an elaborate April Fool's joke, with Reynolds involved to help sell the realism. A video interview with Reynolds has now been released confirming that the film will, in fact, be rated R (at least, as much as that can be confirmed for a movie that hasn't gone in front of the MPAA yet). Huzzah!
He also kills Mario Lopez, which is just. Yeah. Just watch it:
Reynolds also confirmed via Twitter shortly after the clip was posted:
God, I hate April Fool's Day.
Check out Reynolds' initial posts to set up the gag below (warning -- strong language follows):
#deadpool - So we make the blood green. (Views expressed here are mine - not necessarily those of adorable, taint-punchers releasing films)— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 1, 2015
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.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 1, 2015
Regardless, fans can finally rest easy knowing boundaries will almost certainly be pushed. Are you glad to see Deadpool will be going R?
(Via Ryan Reynolds)