It's officially holiday season, which means it's time for family friendly movies! The typically raunchy Deadpool franchise is toning things down this winter for the youth, releasing a PG-13 rated re-cut of Deadpool 2 that hits theaters on Dec. 12. Check out the trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool above.
Ryan Reynolds teased a still from the new cut back in September, generating speculation that it might be competing with Aquaman on Dec. 21, but it looks like it's coming out a bit sooner.
As the teaser photo suggested, Reynolds is joined by an adult Fred Savage (The Princess Bride), to whom he’s forcefully reading the new version of Deadpool 2. “While my participation in this film was anything but voluntary. I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab,” Savage told Deadline.
Reynolds says Fox has been pining for a PG-13 Deadpool for more than a decade. He finally gave in under 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..." he told Deadline.
"We were kicking around some ideas and then I think it was Ryan [Reynolds] who had the great framing device and we all got excited and went to the studio," writer Paul Wernick revealed last month, presumably speaking about this bit with Savage. "They said, 'Yeah, let's do it. Fire up the cameras.' About two months ago we were out on soundstages shooting again. Ryan was in the suit and the gang was back together, Dave Leitch and Ryan and us having a great time and laughing. It comes together great so we're super excited about it."
The original Deadpool 2 came out back in August. If you’re still confused, what we’re looking at is a Deadpool 2 PG-13 cut, with conversations between Savage and Reynolds interpolate in the story. The new film is going to be three minutes shorter and includes eight new bits. It also seems to have a holiday spin on it, so it looks like we’re in store for a Very Merry Deadpool holiday for the whole family.