Last year fans of Marvel’s morally flexible merc-with-a-mouth were over the moon when it was announced that Ryan Reynolds will be starring in the hotly anticipated DEADPOOL feature. But from the beginning fans of the comic were all eager to express their concerns about the film’s target rating.
The filmmakers and Ryan Reynolds have publicly declared their desire to make an R-rated feature (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). There has been opposition from the creative minds at 20th Century Fox and today on 1st April, Ryan Reynolds announced some devastating news for fans via his Twitter account to confirm that DEADPOOL was going to a PG-13 rated feature. Thankfully in the spirit of April Fools the truth was finally revealed in a hilarious video courtesy of JoBlo.com.
DEADPOOL will be directed by Tim Miller and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano. For anyone that isn’t familiar with the source material, Deadpool is the story of Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary. After being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, Wilson adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, the film will show Deadpool’s hunt for the man who nearly destroyed his life.
DEADPOOL will be released in cinemas in Feb 2016.