Move over Die Hard, Christmas has a new favorite action flick. Deadpool 2 gets a retelling as PG-13 movie. Bringing in a special guest and shooting some extra footage, the Deadpool team returns to give us a family-friendly version of the Merc With A Mouth. With extra laughs, new never-before-seen footage, and new faces, Once Upon A Deadpool is sure to be fun the whole family can enjoy. Ryan Reynolds who plays the titular character has been saying “no” to a PG-13 Deadpool for years. He finally caved to a PG-13 release with a couple of conditions…
Reynolds spoke to Dateline about the decision to allow a PG-13 release.
“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Reynolds told Deadline. “I’ve said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining…”
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— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2018
20th Century Fox is donating $1 from each ticket sold on the December 12th limited theater engagement of “Once Upon A Deadpool” to “Fudge Cancer.” The charity is actually called “Fuck Cancer,” but the founders “graciously changed their name to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of Once Upon A Deadpool’s release,”.
The premise seems to be Deadpool retelling his sequel movie to Fred Savage. Kidnapping Savage and forcing him to listen to his story in a reconstruction of The Grandson’s room from The Princess Bride, “filtered through a prism of child-like innocence”, Deadpool filters out all of the material that gives the original it’s R rating. Reynolds and company went back to reshoot scenes and film extra ones to fit the epic retelling of Deadpool 2.
Whether or not Once Upon A Deadpool will see its own DVD/Blu-ray release is yet to be announced. That’s likely due to not wanting to hurt ticket sales and therefore charity donation. But it’s likely there will be an individual release for film after it’s stint in theaters. Stocking stuffers, maybe?
Fans of Deadpool and Reynolds don’t mind shelling out extra dough to see a movie they’ve already seen. The extra footage and ability to watch it while the kids are running around is a big bonus, plus, who doesn’t love saying “fudge cancer” by way of donating to charity? Ryan Reynolds has done interviews stating he’s not sure the world needs a Deadpool 3, so Once Upon A Deadpool could be the last time Reynolds wears the red tights on the big screen.
Are you excited for one more trip into the sarcastic and mildly insane mind of Wade Wilson? Is a PG-13 version of the movie worth it for you? Or is this just producers trying to squeeze a few more dollars out of a franchise Ryan Reynolds isn’t sure needs a second sequel? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter!