Ryan Reynolds Promises Deadpool Will Be Rated R After April Fools’ Prank

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

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:

Here’s the reveal, featuring Mario Lopez. Naturally, there are some Saved by the Bell jokes.

And here’s Reynolds’s confirmation:

Deadpool Is Promising an R Rating