Ryan Reynolds recently sat down with Fandango to express his surprise that Disney allowed the upcoming “Deadpool and Wolverine” movie to be rated R. This film marks an interesting turn for Disney, known for its family-friendly content, as it adopts a raunchier tone following its acquisition of Fox—responsible for Reynolds’ first two “Deadpool” films, both R-rated and extremely profitable, each grossing over $780 million worldwide.

Reflecting on the decision, Reynolds said, “I hope it doesn’t sound condescending; I’m really proud of them for doing this. I think it’s a huge step for them.” He emphasized that the R rating brings a fresh dynamic to the Disney brand, adding, “It adds a whole other color to this kaleidoscopic wheel that is that company and the different people that they have been entertaining forever.” Reynolds noted that the R-rating was essential, especially since “Logan,” Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as Wolverine, followed the same path.

Aside from Reynolds reprising his role as Deadpool, this film will also see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine. Jackman has assured fans that his portrayal of the character will respect the narrative laid out in “Logan,” making it clear that this isn’t the same Wolverine but rather a new interpretation that won’t derail the beloved 2017 film.

Director Shawn Levy told the Associated Press that audiences won’t need to be Marvel experts to enjoy “Deadpool and Wolverine.” Levy said, “I very much made this film with certainly a healthy respect and gratitude toward the rabid fan base that has peak fluency in the mythology and lore of these characters and this world. But I didn’t want to presume that. This movie is built for entertainment, with no obligation to come prepared with prior research.”

“Deadpool and Wolverine” promises a blend of comedic and action-packed sequences, capturing the essence of both iconic characters while pushing the boundaries of what Disney typically allows. Fans can look forward to this exciting, genre-expanding film when it hits theaters on July 26.

We’d love to hear what you think about Disney’s bold decision. Do you think the R-rating adds value to the movie, or do you prefer the traditional Disney touch? Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s get the conversation started! If you found this article engaging, don’t forget to share it with your friends!

For more details, check out the full interview with Reynolds, Jackman, and Levy on Fandango.