The biggest question facing Deadpool at the moment is whether or not the Marvel adaptation will be rated R. Or if the production will have to settle for a PG-13 rating. It has become quite a hot debate, and it's long been known that the makers of the film want to keep the film's R rating in tact. But that might not be possible, as 20th Century Fox, like any movie studio, wants to bring in the largest possible audience. Which an R rating will definitely hinder. Answering the question on his Twitter this morning, star Ryan Reynolds declares that he wants an R rating, and that he is willing to fight for it! He says:
"I want #Deadpool to be R. Always have. Fighting the good fight still. Lotta yelling today."
Deadpool is a movie made for fans, that was made possible because of fans. Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller, and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have all said that they want the movie to be rated R, as to keep it close to the original comics. Though that might not be possible during the theatrical release, planned for next year, we will definitely see some kind of edgier, unrated cut on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD. That much is for certain. Because the movie is being made for fans, Ryan Reynolds and his creative crew are continuing to keep enthusiasm for the project high by releasing various images and information from the set. Along with answering the age-old Ratings question, the actor also showed off his Deadpool muscles alongside a young fan while working out at the gym.
Based upon Marvel Comics' super popular anti-hero, Deadpool will tell 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 humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Ryan Reynolds will be joined on screen by a cast that consists of Gina Carano (Angel Dust), Morena Baccarin (Copycat), T.J. Miller (Weasel) and Ed Skrein as the villain.
This stud out-benched me in the gym Sunday. Nice meeting you Adley.pic.twitter.com/wi4p9SVbz2”— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 30, 2015
“@nemaato: If Deadpool was cut in half, separated too far to rejoin. Which side regenerates?” Not sure. But who's your dealer? Is it Doug?— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 29, 2015