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​Ryan Reynolds Talks China Banning Deadpool & PG-13 Petition

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Deadpool could only ever have been R rated if they were going to do right by the frequently controversial character. Ryan Reynolds has pushed for the movie to be rated a ‘hard-R’ since it was first announced they were thinking about developing a film. Fans obviously backed this with much enthusiasm which has brought us to the film we have now.

However, the governing body of films in China doesn’t seem as excited as everyone else as they’ve decided to completely ban the film from being seen. Reynolds has now responded to this whole situation in a recent interview with Digital Spy (via. Metro[1]).

‘In a world divided by fear, one man must stand alone – Deadpool, rated f*** you, you’ll never see this,’ Reynolds said in his movie trailer voiceover voice. He then switched back to his normal tone to say. ‘No it’s easy for me to wear that as a badge of honour like ‘we got banned in china!’ I hate that, I love china and I’d love the people of China to see Deadpool.’

China may be more accepting of the film if it came with a PG-13 rating instead, something one caring mother created a petition for so that her 8-year old son could view the film. Fans were initially quite against this idea by Reynolds actually jumped to her defence.

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

9 1/2 weeks was a heavily erotic and sexual drama released in 1986 featuring Mickey Rourke. Something I imagine Deadpool would have loved. Yet, Reynolds was clear to state that he doesn’t think a PG-13 cut would be the best idea.

"I don’t think [making a PG-13 edit would be good]. I mean, you saw it. That would be a very short movie. It’s almost a commercial at that point.”

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller and stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa/CopyCat, Ed Skrein as Ajax and Gina Carano as Angel Dust.

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