Ryan Reynolds Praises 'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller, Hopes For R Rating

After so many years in development hell, Fox's Deadpool finally has a release date, but star Ryan Reynolds says at this point, the focus is primarily on preparation.“Tests," he told Collider while promoting his next film, The Voices. "Lots of tests. Lots and lots of tests. That’s about all I can say about that."

Although he didn't want to get into detail about the project, Reynolds did praise Tim Miller, the special effects guru who will make his directorial debut with Deadpool. Miller has been attached since 2011 and never gave up on the film.

"[He’s] always been the right guy," Reynold said. "He’s always, you know, shown nothing but a fierce loyalty to the canon of Deadpool and that’s the thing you look for first and foremost, a guy that is always wanting to push a little bit farther. And the advantage of doing a movie like this on a budget that is significantly less than any other kind of superhero movie is that you get to do things that you don’t get to do on other superhero movies so that’s what we’re most excited about.”

This goes along with what the actor said last week when he said, "We don’t have the kind of money that most superhero movies do, but that’s great. Necessity is the mother of invention. That’s why we get to make the movie we want to make."

Finally, when asked if the lower budget would equal an R rating, Reynolds replied, "I have no idea … I don’t want to spoil anything so we’ll see. We hope.”

The Voices will hit theaters on Feb. 6 while Deadpool arrives Feb. 12, 2016.

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