Ryan Reynolds Shows Off Deadpool Muscles, Wants Film to be Rated R

Following the first official photo that debuted last week, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds posted a new picture on his Twitter showing off his “guns” for the role. In addition, a user asked if the film would be rated R or PG-13, to which Reynolds responded: “I want Deadpool to be R. Always have. Fighting the good fight still. Lotta yelling today.”

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.

Ryan Reynolds will star in the title role of the film along with Ed Skrein, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, and Morena Baccarin as Copycat. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, though Daniel Cudmore has confirmed he will not appear as the character.

Tim Miller is set to direct the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.