Marvel are releasing a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 for everyone to enjoy over Christmas
Earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds reprised his role as the merc with a mouth and managed to supersede fan expectations by giving us a sequel to Deadpool that was just as good (or perhaps even better) than the original. We got bloody gore and highly inappropriate jokes, awesome new characters and returning favourites, plus a few re-vamped gags from the first film that made it quintessentially Deadpoolish. All in all, it was an excellent movie.
However, there’s just one teeny tiny problem with the Deadpool films: they’re totally inappropriate for younger audiences.
Yes, unlike any other commercial superhero film out there these days, Deadpool 1 and 2 makes no attempt to pander to younger audiences - but that’s one of the main things that makes it so great.
Still, I think it would be nice if young Marvel fans could get the same enjoyment out of Deadpool as the rest of us - and so does Fox.
This week, it was announced that Fox will be releasing a special edition of Deadpool in movie theatres that will be rated PG-13 and renamed “Once Upon a Deadpool”.
According to Deadline, the special edition will be out in cinemas on December 21st for a limited time, and will contain significantly less violence, fewer sexual innuendos, and nowhere near as much dirty language as the original.
"How is that possible?" I hear you cry. Well, a lot of tweaking has taken place, and a few extra bits have been added in.
Reynolds himself teased the news before it was officially released, posting a photo of himself in costume (plus a Santa hat) reading a storybook to Fred Savage.
A little while later, the actor shared the poster for the movie - and it looks amazing.
Not a whole lot is known about Once Upon a Deadpool just yet, but it is being reported that the plot is basically the same as Deadpool 2, with the bulk of the movie been comprised of the original shots. However, there will also be some new footage added (which is where Fred Savage makes an appearance) in order to turn the movie into more of a framed narrative.
Plus, if that wasn’t awesome enough, it’s been announced that $1 for every movie ticket sold will go to the charity ‘F*ck Cancer’ - though even that has been renamed to ‘Fudge Cancer’ in keeping with the PG-13 theme.
If you’re keen to find out more, Collider reports that “You can check out the re-release in limited engagement starting December 12th and running through Christmas Eve” - so there’s only a month or so to go until we get to find out more.
What an excellent early Christmas present this will be!