3:41pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Ryan Reynolds' "Good Fight" Over 'Deadpool' Rating Leads to Unexpected Conclusion (Video)
There's been a lot of discussion online recently about the rating of Fox's Deadpool adaptation, but even as Ryan Reynolds tries to calm down fans, the mutant Merc with the Mouth has the final word.
Reynolds has been teasing a potential conflict with the studio about the rating for the Deadpool movie on Twitter for the last few days:
#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
He even went so far as to address the issue in a video for JoBlo.com on Wednesday afternoon — which finally settled the manner in a way that few might have seen coming.
As the actor explained in a final tweet, the entire issue was an April Fools' joke — or, as he put it, an "April Pools."
Deadpool will be released Feb. 2016. If nothing else, it should be applauded for the most unexpected teaser trailer campaign in recent memory.