by Justin Cook
From the second it was announced that Deadpool would be getting his own film in the X-Men Cinematic Universe, fans instantly began pulling for an R rating for the film. This afternoon, however, Reynolds sent out a tweet saying the following:
Fans were at first extremely upset by the actor’s surprisingly convincing tweet, but soon after it was revealed to be an April Fools joke. On top of that, a video was released by Joblo of an interview between Mario Lopez of Extra and Reynolds himself, which finally revealed that Deadpool will be getting the R rating that most fans desired.
Watch the video here:
Reynolds then confirmed the film’s R rating with the following tweet:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 1, 2015
Deadpool receiving an R rating means that there will be much more flexibility when it comes to violence and profanity, two things that the character of Deadpool is oftentimes associated with. Although it may be a bit early to tell, it looks like Fox really did make the right decision.
Tim Miller will direct the film, while Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have penned the script. Reynolds will of course be playing Deadpool, but he will also be joined in the film by such actors as T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano.
A plot synopsis of Deadpool was released by Marvel just last week:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deapool tells 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.
Deadpool will be released into theaters on February 12, 2016.