After the success of DEADPOOL 2 earlier this year, the R-rated movie is being released for the holiday season but in a PG-13 version.
Deadpool 2 made just under three quarters of a billion dollars worldwide as an R-rated movie, so releasing a PG-13 version will get more people to see it in the theater.
The PG-13 isn’t just a watered down version of the original, but features some new scenes filmed just for it including appearances from Fred Savage ala his role in the classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE movie.
The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, Fred Savage.
The release date for the movie is December 12th, and will run until Christmas Eve with $1 of every ticket sold going to the non-profit Fuck Cancer organization
Full press release is below. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
This December, get ready for a fairy tale that gives zero F’s.
To kick off the holiday season, the (sometimes) good guy in red is delivering the official trailer for ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL from 20th Century Fox! 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
Release: December 12, 2018
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, Fred Savage
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