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20th Century Fox has released a new teaser for Once Upon a Deadpool, the upcoming PG-13 reimagining of Deadpool 2.

  • The new teaser features Fred Savage, still strapped to a bed by the Merc with a Mouth, asking Deadpool all of his questions, to which he of course receives hilarious responses.
  • Deadpool even goes as far as to credit Disney for the PG-13 retelling.
  • Once Upon a Deadpool will cut much of the language and violence from Deadpool 2 to change its R rating to a PG-13 rating. Or, as Deadpool calls it, Deadpool 2 will be “filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.”
  • The retelling will also feature new footage featuring Savage, reportedly to be used as a framing device that will see Deadpool explaining the story to him.
  • For each ticket sold for Once Upon a Deadpool, Fox will donate $1 to the charity  F— Cancer — or “Fudge Cancer,” as Ryan Reynolds has dubbed it for this promotion.
  • Once Upon A Deadpool will begin a limited engagement in theaters December 12th.

Once Upon a Deadpool

What they’re saying:

  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool: “Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006. 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…”
  • Fred Savage: 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.”

Just for fun:

  • This actually isn’t the first time a hit film has been re-released to obtain a lower rating. In 1977, Saturday Night Fever was released with an R-rating for drug use and other adult themes but a PG version was released in 1979.
  • A reworked version of the 2004 R-rated film The Passion of the Christ was released in 2005 as The Passion Recut. Although the edit was intended to get a PG-13 rating, it was eventually released unrated after the MPAA deemed it was still too violent for a PG-13.
 
 

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