Ryan Reynolds Comments on Deadpool PG-13 Cut Petition

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At the NYC Deadpool fan event, which turned out to be a surprise early screening of the film, fans got their first full taste of the very different X-Men movie. The film is rated R, and it's clear from very early on in the movie why.

The violence, nudity, gore, and language are pervasive throughout the entire film. There are absolutely essential scenes that include nudity and gore, and every fight scene's violence was shot and produced to be R-rated. There is a petition to make a PG-13 cut of the film, but it'd be next to impossible, having seen it, to do so. Fox would need to spend millions of dollars redoing entire sequences in visual effects, and dubbing over the dialogue.

As it turns out, star Ryan Reynolds, who was also very involved in the writing and production of the movie, agrees.

"I don’t think so," he said when asked if 20th Century Fox would even consider a PG-13 cut of Deadpool. "I mean, you saw it. That would be a very short movie. It’s almost a commercial at that point."

However, he doesn't want fans to get angry with the mother who championed the petition (or others supporting it), hoping she could let her young son see a cut that doesn't have quite as much violence, swearing, and nudity.

"People are ragging on her – I think that’s an awesome mom," Reynolds said. "When I was 8 years old, I wanted to see 9 ½ Weeks, but my mom didn’t make a petition!”

So no, there probably won't be a Deadpool PG-13 cut. But that doesn't mean people need to be rude about it, the star says.

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  1. I would agree there should be a PG-cut, because... well, kids could get into it as well. There are little kids that dress up as Deadpool, but you don't want them to really get an example from this movie as it would be so crude. But, of course, if the violence and sex and whatever is really so prominent that it's about everywhere, it can't be done. I guess this one will just have to be really exclusive for once, and not for the young teens or under.

  2. "DamageIncM said ... (original post)

    I would agree there should be a PG-cut, because... well, kids could get into it as well. There are little kids that dress up as Deadpool, but you don't want them to really get an example from this movie as it would be so crude.But, of course, if the violence and sex and whatever is really so prominent that it's about everywhere, it can't be done.I guess this one will just have to be really exclusive for once, and not for the young teens or under."

    There's a very good reason there shouldn't be a PG cut.  Deadpool, as a character, has never been kid-safe.  He's always been foul-mouthed, ultra-violent, and everything your mother warned you about.  Kids may dress up as Deadpool, but they don't know him.  The movie was made to honor the character as written and portrayed in the comics, not as shown in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series or some Lego Marvel game.Making a PG-13 version of Deadpool would be like making a PG version of Caligula.

    • CB123106
    • 1 Posts in 10 Months

    It really is prominent, hes right the movie would be 4-5 mins long if you cut everything out.

    • Gerard
    • 1 Posts in 10 Months

    How much nudity is in the movie? Like is it just two scenes that I can close my eyes to or is it happening theoughout the film to where it is just random?

  3. Sorry... but once you start editing or altering it into a "PG-13" version.... it's *no longer* a "Deadpool" movie!! It's something entirely different that just happens to look like Deadpool. That's like saying I want to see an R-rated version of Superman... were he smoke's, bangs b*tches with his Super C*ck... and does lots 'blow' just because he can. *That* is *not* Superman.... and Deadpool isn't "PG". Easy as that. If anything, use this as a time to teach your son a valuable life lesson.... "patience". I'm sure it'll still be around... probably on 16K UMF'nHD discs by the time he's old enough. So just wait. OR... accept the fact that your kid is going to watch it anyways... (because we all had that one friend who's parents just didn't give a sh*t.) ;)

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