Ryan Reynolds Still Fighting For DEADPOOL To Be Rated R

For the longest time, one of the main reasons we didn't think 20th Century Fox would ever make a Deadpool film was because the kind of movie the fans wanted to see and filmmakers wanted to make was a hard R-rated movie that stayed close to the violent, unconventional nature of the source material. But when the film was finally announced, word quietly came out that it was going to be PG-13 in order to meet the studio's wishes, and although there are claims that the project won't lose its soul because of the rating, it's obviously a bit of a disappointment that they won't be able to go all-out and make the exact kind of movie that they wanted to from the start.

Or will they? Star Ryan Reynolds jumped on Twitter earlier today to show off a picture of his Deadpool-ready bod, and he also answered a fan question about the rating with some surprising new information:

That's good news for fans who are holding out hope that this might still turn into the hard R film they've always wanted. If the star of the movie is still trying to get that vision to the big screen, then there's still a tiny chance it could happen. (Granted, it's not likely, but there's a chance.)

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has already gone on record saying that he thinks the movie can still be great with a PG-13 rating, and while I'm excited to see what this long-gestating project finally looks like, I'd be much happier knowing that Reynolds, director Tim Miller, and the rest of the filmmakers were actually able to give us the version of the movie that they've been wanting to make for years instead of a more compromised version. If all else fails, I'm sure there will be a hard R version on the eventual Blu-ray or DVD, but that's just not the same as seeing it in all its glory in a theater for the first time. In the meantime, check out the newly-released official logo for the film below:

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