Ryan Reynolds Illustrates “obvious reasons” for Some Disney Classics to Have an R-Rating

Published 08/01/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

Taking advantage of the lack of censorship and overall relaxed rules, OTT platforms like HBO Max, Netflix, and Prime Video are experimenting with content for mature audiences. Disney+, on the other hand, has long maintained its standing as a family-friendly platform. Luckily, that’s about to change soon. Ryan Reynolds, our very own foul-mouthed, yet hilarious Deadpool, is soon going to grace the screens on Disney+. And with him he brings the insistance that some Disney classics should be rated R. Which ones is he talking about? Let’s find out.

Ryan Reynolds insists on an R-rating for Disney classics

It’s no secret that Ryan Reynolds is absolute perfection in his portrayal of Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool. Many believe that Reynolds is actually playing himself on screen. And Ryan sure emphasizes that every day with his public persona. He is sarcastic, hilarious, and downright goofy, exactly like his character. For instance, just look at his recent tweet.

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A simple announcement about his R-rated film to premiere on Disney + made us question all our childhood Disney favorites. “Some Disney movies should be rated R for irreversible trauma,” posted Ryan. He listed Disney classics and gave far too real explanations about their subject matter.

He mentions Bambi for the “cold-blooded killing of an innocent deer mom, that will cause lifelong trauma.”

He even included the epic narration of The Lion KingHe said it is full of “fratricide, mauling, very possibly half-sibling lovin’, or at least kissing cousins. Seriously.

His retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is sure to shock you to your core: “Breaking and entering. Borderline polyandry. Pretty sure those diamonds are not cruelty-free.

Reynolds didn’t even spare the high on emotion Disney epic, Old Yeller. He called it a “Total ugly-cry inducing straight-up murder of Old Yeller. Also, bear abuse.

Despite ruining our innocent childhood memories, we still adore Ryan Reynolds and can’t help but see the truth in his declaration.

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R-rated films will finally stream on Disney +

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Ryan Reynolds has a treasure trove of movies in his arsenal, including Netflix’s The Adam Project and Red Notice. Yet, his role as the 4th wall-breaking chatterbox of a superhero Deadpool will forever be etched into our minds. Hence, fans and Ryan himself are thrilled about Deadpool and Deadpool 2 not being Disneyfied for MCU. Another R-rated flick joining the platform is none other than Hugh Jackman’s Logan.

Ryan Reynolds recently took to Twitter and announced that Deadpool and Logan will be one of the first content on Disney’s OTT platform for mature audiences. In fact, the platform has also advised its users to alter their parental control settingsto ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family.

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What do you think of Reynolds’s retelling of some Diney Classics? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Natasha Vijan

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Natasha is a writer at Netflix Junkie. Despite completing her Masters in Architecture from Hochschule Anhalt in Germany, she decided to follow her passion for storytelling. Apart from working as an architect in the past, Natasha currently also ghostwrites for various travel and lifestyle blogs like italyfoodies.

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