Ryan Reynolds sat down with Collider in order to discuss Deadpool, which’ll start shooting in a month. So, what's the Canadian actor planning on doing in that particular month before the camera rolls?
“Tests. Lots of tests. Lots and lots of tests. That’s about all I can say about that.”
During the interview, the actor also talked about the choice of director (VFX specialist Tim Miller), doing the flick on a low budget and perhaps even getting an R rating. Reynolds opened up about Miller, who’s a massive fan of the Merc With a Mouth and has been attached to the project for a couple of years now. Deadpool will actually be the visual artist’s very first directing gig, and there are some fan concerns over this. But not Reynolds, who seems pretty confident about having Miller helming the movie:
“[He’s] always been the right guy. He’s always, you know, shown nothing but a fierce loyalty to the canon of Deadpool and that’s the thing you look for first and foremost, a guy that is always wanting to push a little bit farther. And the advantage of doing a movie like this on a budget that is significantly less than any other kind of superhero movie is that you get to do things that you don’t get to do on other superhero movies so that’s what we’re most excited about.”
Does Reynold’s last comment mean that the movie will escape the PG-13 superhero movie ratings pigeonhole? The wisecracking mercenary has quite the foul mouth (hence the “Merc With a Mouth” moniker) on him, and it’d be great if Fox is truly gunning for an honest portrayal of one of Marvel’s most beloved antiheroes: violent, foul-mouthed and irreverent. But we're also talking about Hollywood studios, who tend to prefer a PG-13 rating for the chance at more box-office revenue. So what does Ryan Reynolds say about having the movie rated R?
“I have no idea...I don’t want to spoil anything so we’ll see. We hope.”
Have a look at the interview below, and let us know what you think. Are you hoping for an R-rated Deadpool flick as much as we are? Do you have faith in Tim Miller? The Marvel comic-book movie is slated to slash its way into theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.
And guys, let's do this like a boss, shall we?