In an unexpected move that has left fans both surprised and thrilled, Ryan Reynolds recently shared his amusement over Marvel Studios greenlighting a hard R-rated installment for the highly anticipated Deadpool & Wolverine film. As Deadpool and Wolverine prepare to storm into the MCU with their signature blend of mayhem and humor, Reynolds, who returns as the beloved Wade Wilson, couldn’t contain his pride for Marvel’s bold decision. Joining him is Hugh Jackman, one of the titans of the comic book world, reprising his iconic role as Logan/Wolverine for what promises to be an explosive 10th appearance.

Marvel has predominantly adhered to PG-13 ratings, making Deadpool & Wolverine a groundbreaking addition as the franchise’s first R-rated film. Speaking to Fandango, Reynolds marveled at Marvel’s willingness to push boundaries, describing it as a “huge step” for the studio. “I’m really proud of them for doing this. It adds a whole other color to this kaleidoscopic wheel that is that company,” he stated, emphasizing how this bold move breathes fresh life into the MCU.

While the first two Deadpool films, produced under the 20th Century Fox banner, solidified the character’s unique place within the X-Men universe due to their unrestrained humor and content, transitioning this to Disney’s Marvel presented a challenge. It appears the creative freedom granted for Deadpool & Wolverine is something Reynolds finds both surprising and liberating. “I was surprised though that they let us go as Hard R… but very grateful,” Reynolds shared, underscoring the importance of an R-rating to fully capture the essence of these characters.

Director Shawn Levy has reassured fans both old and new that no prior MCU homework is necessary to enjoy Deadpool & Wolverine. In an interview with AP, Levy highlighted his inclusive approach: “This movie is built for entertainment, with no obligation to come prepared with prior research.” This is particularly welcoming news for those daunted by the MCU’s extensive 16-year filmography.

As we move closer to July 26, 2024, when Deadpool & Wolverine is set to hit theaters, excitement is mounting at the prospect of seeing these two anti-heroes unleashed in a more unfiltered, visceral format. The decision to maintain the authenticity of these characters, even under the Disney-owned Marvel Studios, might just be the refreshing shakeup the MCU needs.

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(Source: MovieWeb)