Marvel comics fans were deeply concerned about Fox’s upcoming “Deadpool” movie as it was rumoured that the film is getting a PG-13 rating. It seemed like they were hoping to see more blood and guts because the titular character is best known for his twisted sense of humour and his brutal murders.

In response to the rumour, Ryan Reynolds, who is set to portray the titular character in the “X-Men” spin-off film, confirmed on Twitter that it is indeed going to be rated PG-13:

Of course, you are a fool if you were to believe whatever he tweeted on April Fool’s Day.

After giving us a first look at the official Deadpool costume, the actor made a surprise appearance in an interview with Mario Lopez on “Extra”. When asked to confirm whether or not the film will be rated PG-13, he hesitantly said that it is going to be a “family-friendly” film.

Lopez seemed pleased with his answer, but before he could go on and talk about it, this happened:

That’s right, “Deadpool” is officially going to be rated R.


Tim Miller will be directing the movie from a script by “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Reynolds will reprise his title role while “Gotham” star Morena Baccarin will portray Vanessa a.k.a Copycat.

Fast & Furious 6” star Gina Carano will portray Angel Dust, a mutant refugee who was part of the underground mutant group known as The Morlocks while “Game of Thrones” star Ed Skrein will star in the film as Ajax. It was also announced that TJ Miller is set to star as Deadpool’s sidekick Weasel while Brianna Hildebrand will portray Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

The official synopsis is as follows:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” 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.

Colossus, who appeared in the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: The Last Stand”, is expected to make an appearance too. The Russian mutant, born Piotr Rasputin, is rumoured to have multiple scenes as he plays a crucial part in the “Deadpool” story. However, Daniel Cudmore confirmed on Twitter that he won’t be able to reprise his role as Colossus will be recast in the “Deadpool” movie.

The production for “Deadpool” is currently underway in Vancouver before its release on 12th Feb 2016.

Deadpool 2016 - Ryan Reynolds First Look

For more information, visit the movie’s official Facebook page and Twitter.

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