Ryan Reynolds Celebrates Disney’s Bold Step with R-Rated ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Film

For fans of the Merc with a Mouth and the adamantium-clawed mutant, there’s some groundbreaking news rocking the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Ryan Reynolds recently expressed immense pride and excitement over Disney’s decision to grant the upcoming “Deadpool & Wolverine” movie an R rating. This is a giant leap for the family-friendly studio, known for championing PG-13 content in the MCU.

Reynolds couldn’t hold back his enthusiasm, noting that Disney’s move to embrace the more mature and gritty aspects of Deadpool is the only way to do the character justice. “I hope this doesn’t sound condescending, I’m really proud of them for doing this,” Reynolds shared with [Fandango via Deadline](https://deadline.com/2024/05/deadpool-and-wolverine-ryan-reynolds-disney-marvel-1235924881/). He emphasized that the R rating adds a whole new dimension to the Marvel universe, paving the way for a more authentic portrayal of Deadpool and Wolverine’s unique flavors of banter, violence, and adult humor.

Joining Reynolds is Hugh Jackman, reprising his iconic role as Wolverine. Both actors assure fans that this film is set to be “the most full-throated version of Wolverine or Logan” we’ve seen to date. And to sweeten the deal, the creative team, including director Shawn Levy, enjoyed a rare level of artistic freedom. They promised not to exploit the R rating mindlessly but to leverage it to explore the depth and breadth of these beloved characters’ universe genuinely.

Levy, speaking with the [Associated Press](https://apnews.com/article/deadpool-wolverine-shawn-levy-summer-movie-preview-41837da894418c635f96784f06241d7d), reassured all fans, new and old, that prior knowledge of the comics or previous films isn’t necessary to enjoy this latest adventure. “This movie is built for entertainment,” Levy stated, aiming to respect the source material while ensuring newcomers can dive right into the chaotic world of Deadpool and Wolverine without any homework.

The decision to push boundaries seems endorsed by Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige, who famously announced the project at CinemaCon with palpable excitement, calling it “f—king awesome.” It’s clear that everyone involved, from the executives down to the actors, is all-in on delivering a refreshing and audacious take on these characters.

“Deadpool & Wolverine” hits theaters July 26, 2024, promising a superhero clash unlike any other in the MCU. Fans, what do you think about Disney’s bold move? Are you excited about an R-rated Wolverine and Deadpool duo? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this story with fellow Marvel enthusiasts!