When it was announced that Fox decided to release a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, I rolled my eyes and released a string of profanities that would make the Merc with a Mouth either blush or kidnap me. What’s the point of a PG-13 Deadpool? For the kids? They have cartoons. For the money? THEY TOOK ALL OF THE MONEY. Won’t they cut all of the good parts? YES.
Now, however, we have an answer about what exactly is happening, why, and where those big dollars are going — because you know it will make many monies.
Obviously, the previously teased The Princess Bride wraparound scenes with an all groweds-up Fred Savage are a key component of the de-fanged version of the movie. Eight scenes were filmed to add to the movie, but it will still run three minutes shorter than the R-rated version seen in theaters earlier this year.
Thoughts? ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/fFe93tDI7e— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2018
Apparently, these framing scenes will also allow Deadpool to talk more about himself, which is always a welcome addition to any small gathering or movie event. In addition to that, the movie that’s being released on December 12, 2018 and running until Christmas Eve is titled Once Upon A Deadpool. Cute.
As for the money aspect, Fox is absolutely going to make money. However, perennial Deadpool charity partner F*ck Cancer will change their name to Fudge Cancer and $1 from every ticket sold goes to them. Good Deadpool!
Now for the speculation. I’m guessing no talk about the strap-on to make a super baby, a lot of dubbed “fudge” happening, and somehow less gore? Although I don’t see how. Unless the eight new scenes are each ten minutes long and the only thing that stays the same are the opening credits — minus the ruder of the captions. Honestly? I still don’t know how this will work, but I’m hoping Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and David Leitch embraced the absurdity once again to make another watchable version of the flick. Here’s hoping for badly dubbed line changes, lots of pixelation, and horrible edit cuts around the existing footage.
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