There was some speculation last year that Fox's 2016 Deadpool movie was going to aim for a PG-13 rating. On Wednesday, JoBlo reported that the movie was indeed pursuing a watered-down rating — a huge bummer for fans of the comic and its character, known for his penchant for obscenity and gratuitousness. But thankfully, a video released shortly thereafter revealed that, April Fools, the movie will be rated R.
Reynolds set up the joke on Monday:
Then reacted to the faux news:
#deadpool - So we make the blood green. (Views expressed here are mine - not necessarily those of adorable, taint-punchers releasing films)— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 1, 2015
A PG-13 #deadpool will still have 4th wall breaking, a shit-ton of action and at least 3 chimichangas. Zero need to panic. I promise.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 1, 2015
Here's the reveal, featuring Mario Lopez. Naturally, there are some Saved by the Bell jokes.
And here's Reynolds's confirmation: