20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, giving fans their first look at the PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2.
Deadpool 2, the R-rated version hit theaters back in May and earned Fox over $730 million dollars. Once Upon a Deadpool is a new (re-edited) cut of Deadpool 2, in order to fit with in the PG-13 parameters.
Once Upon a Deadpool will be released to theaters in December for a limited theatrical engagement during the holiday season. The PG-13 version will show Ryan Reynolds’ as Deadpool telling the story of Deadpool 2 to a kidnapped Fred Savage.
The new scenes for “Once Upon A Deadpool” were secretly filmed after Deadpool 2 was released to theaters. If you’re thinking this is nothing more than a “cash grab” (I hate that term by the way) by Fox before the year ends, its not. Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick who all wrote Deadpool 2 were the ones who conceived the idea.
Even though Fox will obviously make more money by re-releasing Deadpool 2 to theaters in a PG-13 wrapping, Disney and Marvel Studios will no doubt be watching “Once Upon A Deadpool” very closely for obvious reasons.
Once Upon a Deadpool hits theaters on December 12th and will run only through Christmas Eve.
Official Synopsis for Once Upon a Deadpool:
On December 12, Deadpool 2 is back in theaters with zero F’s given.
To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.
“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Ryan 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…”
Fred Savage will join Reynolds in new scenes for ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL in an homage to Savage’s starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Fred remarked, “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.”
For every ticket sold, $1 will go to the charity Fudge Cancer – previously known as Fuck Cancer, who have graciously changed their name to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of Once Upon A Deadpool’s release.