We all know there is a surprise PG-13 release coming for ‘Deadpool 2‘ but there hasn’t been much in the way of details past that so far. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have opened up a little as to why the Merc With The Mouth is getting a toned down version for audiences. On the one hand, we’re going to be getting some new content for those of us who have already seen the film, and on the other, it looks like the creators want the sequel to be more widely available to those who are a bit younger.
According to Reese:
“There is that segment of the population who we’ve treated to a great disservice by not letting them see Deadpool, and we’ve sort of driven a wedge between parents and their tweener kids who aren’t quite old enough to see it and are bitter about it. And parents who were mad that Deadpool is of a certain rating, and that their kids whine all the time about it. So we’re trying to serve that demographic, in particular. But we have introduced, without giving it away — and you’ll probably be able to see it on the Internet — we’ve definitely introduced a new framing element to the story, and a new element to the story that will make it highly entertaining for adults to return, as well. That will probably appeal to them more than their children. Again, I’m not… we’re not allowed to talk about it, but if you do a deep dive on the Internet, you may sniff it out.”
We know that Wade Wilson likes to break the fourth wall and early previews have had him reading a story so my guess will be that this master assassin is going to be telling the story of ‘Deadpool 2’ to someone else which is why it ends up being a little watered down. While you would imagine that Wade would embellish his work, I’m sure the framing device would be that this is to a younger fan and possibly being done in the style of ‘The Princess Bride.’ This hint is from the previews which had Ryan Reynolds in costume and reading a story to an adult Fred Savage similar to how Peter Falk read to a younger Fred 30 years back when ‘The Princess Bride’ was released.
Are you looking forward to a fresh take on ‘Deadpool 2’? Do you think that by creating a new cut that could be available to younger audiences it might slowly be turning the franchise to a more family-friendly version to help transition into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Cinema Blend