Ryan Reynolds Applauds Disney's Embracing of the "R" Rating in "Deadpool & Wolverine

Ryan Reynolds expresses gratitude to Disney for allowing the "Deadpool & Wolverine" film to retain its unrated status, as evidenced by a newly released promo and poster.

Ryan Reynolds Applauds Disney's Embracing of the

With the release of a new F-bomb-laced promo spot and poster, Ryan Reynolds has taken to social media to express his appreciation for Disney's embrace of the "R" rating in "Deadpool & Wolverine."

Reynolds, who reprises his role as the titular "Merc with a Mouth," lauded Disney for allowing the film to remain true to its origins and for recognizing the importance of maintaining the character's signature irreverent humor.

"I can't thank Disney enough for letting us be the hard R film we've always been," Reynolds wrote on Twitter. "It's so important to me that we stay true to the character and the story we want to tell."

The new promo spot showcases the film's trademark raunchy humor, with Reynolds' Deadpool uttering a string of expletives while engaging in a chaotic fight sequence. The accompanying poster also features Deadpool's signature red and black costume, along with the tagline "Rated R for Restraint, Responsibility, and Reason."

Reynolds' praise for Disney marks a significant departure from the skepticism and concern that surrounded the studio's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which produced the "Deadpool" franchise. Many fans feared that Disney would tone down the character's edgy persona to align with its family-friendly image.

However, Disney has consistently expressed support for the "R" rating of the "Deadpool" films, recognizing that it is integral to the character's appeal. The studio has also given creative freedom to Reynolds and the filmmakers to explore the character's subversive nature.

"Deadpool & Wolverine" marks the first collaboration between the two iconic Marvel characters on the big screen. The film is directed by Shawn Levy and features Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Logan, aka Wolverine. The film also stars Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio, and Zazie Beetz as Domino.

The "Deadpool & Wolverine" promo spot and poster have generated considerable excitement among fans for its promise of a raunchy, action-packed adventure. The film is set for release in theaters on September 6, 2024.

Reynolds' gratitude to Disney for allowing "Deadpool & Wolverine" to remain unrated underscores the studio's growing willingness to embrace more mature content in its cinematic universe. As Disney continues to expand its portfolio with properties such as Marvel, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, it appears that the studio is acknowledging the importance of catering to audiences across all demographics.