“I mean there’s no other way to do it”: Ryan Reynolds is ‘Extremely Proud’ of Disney Taking Massive Risk for Deadpool & Wolverine in Statement He Feels Might Sound Condescending

Ryan Reynolds believes there's no other way to make a Deadpool & Wolverine film than a rated-R one.

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  • Ryan Reynolds is extremely proud of Disney for giving Deadpool & Wolverine an R rating.
  • The actor promised that the upcoming movie will be the best version of Logan and Deadpool.
  • Shawn Levy assured fans they don't need to have prior knowledge to enjoy Deadpool 3.
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Ryan Reynolds is proud of and surprised with Disney allowing his upcoming movie with Hugh Jackman, Deadpool & Wolverine, to get an R rating. Marvel Cinematic Universe has always stuck with the PG-13, but this time, the franchise will be exploring more.

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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in Deadpool & Wolverine / Walt Disney Studios

This is a giant leap for Disney, a studio known for producing family-friendly films. Reynolds claimed there’s no other way to make a Deadpool movie than to inject it with its main ingredients: violence, profanity, and adult humor.

Ryan Reynolds Applauds Disney For Giving Deadpool & Wolverine An R Rating

Ryan Reynolds spoke with Fandango via Deadline and shared how proud he feels of Disney for taking the big risk of giving Deadpool & Wolverine an R rating.


I hope this doesn’t sound condescending, I’m really proud of them for doing this. I think it’s a huge step for them. It adds a whole other color to this kaleidoscopic wheel that is that company and the different people that they have been entertaining for forever.

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool & Wolverine / Walt Disney Studios

He is very grateful that the film was granted a Hard R, something the actor believes is the only way to properly execute the project. Reynolds thinks that this is “the most full-throated version of Wolverine or Logan” and he’s excited for fans to witness it.

The movie also allowed the entire team to have creative freedom. The Free Guy actor said they are “not exploiting the R rating just to do R-rated stuff” but the studio gave them permission to explore everything that can be done within the Deadpool universe.

Deadpool & Wolverine features a crossover between Reynolds’s Deadpool and Hugh Jackman’s Logan, with the latter getting his own solo outing in 2017 with an R rating as well.


Shawn Levy Assures Every Fan Will Enjoy Deadpool & Wolverine

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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in Deadpool & Wolverine / Walt Disney Studios

Shawn Levy, helmer of the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine movie, said via Associated Press that fans don’t need to have a prior knowledge of the comics or even the past films to enjoy the movie.

I very much made this film with certainly a healthy respect and gratitude towards the rabid fan base that has peak fluency in the mythology and lore of these characters and this world. But I didn’t want to presume that. This movie is built for entertainment, with no obligation to come prepared with prior research.

He remarked that despite making it entertaining, he paid respect to the source material and kept the tone of the movie. There would be no softening of the edges, but instead, it would be all-out audacious.

Funnily enough, he expected a pushback from the studio as the nature of the film doesn’t really coincide with Disney’s theme. Luckily, Levy and the squad were met with support. Even Marvel boss Kevin Feige celebrated the given rating to the movie, announcing the project at CinemaCon and saying, “It’s f—king awesome” in front of the fans.


Deadpool & Wolverine will arrive in theaters on July 26, 2024.


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