Ryan Reynolds Comments on Deadpool PG-13 Cut Petition
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.