A trailer for the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2, titled ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’, has been released by Fox. This version of Deadpool 2 will be largely the same as the original, however, many of the darker jokes and profanity have been removed. There have been reshoots for this version, with co-writer Paul Wernick confirming that we will see never before seen footage in this release.
The trailer itself features some all-new footage, which includes actor Fred Savage. The description provided is as follows.
“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.”
‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular anti-hero and releases in theatres, December 12th 2018.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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