The Merc With The Mouth is about to return for a PG-13 cut of ‘Deadpool 2’ titled ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ and a new promotional video is sharing why we’re actually getting a rating change. As you will see, Deadpool gets asked quite a few questions from Fred Savage about the upcoming film and one of them just happens to be why this new cut was made.
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As Reynolds says in his Instagram post, “Almost like John Candy and Macaulay Culkin. But with more kidnapping, chest hair and cash grab. #OnceUponADeadpool”
While Wade Wilson’s responses aren’t probably entirely accurate, it is hard to imagine this isn’t being made to appeal to more families and younger audiences who couldn’t get into the R-Rated version of ‘Deadpool 2′.’ Also, there is more money which they can rake in so Reynolds will one day be able to swim around in it like Scrooge McDuck.
If the humor in this works out, it’ll be interesting to see if Deadpool starts kidnapping ex-child stars in a second outing of every film which they end up releasing going forward.
While it might be tempted to think otherwise, this isn’t purely a cash-grab on Fox’s part. In keeping with the Season of Giving, a portion of ticket sales will go to cancer research, according to Reynolds:
“Because it’s the season of giving, we will also be giving $1 for every ticket sold to F-ck Cancer, which will be renamed Fudge Cancer just for this limited-time ad campaign. Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006. 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…”
Do you think that this reasoning is why ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ is actually happening or is Ryan Reynolds once again just having fun with audiences everywhere? Will you be checking out this new cut of the film on the big screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ arrives in theaters on December 12, 2018.