Even with it’s R-rated classifications, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool movies have found box office success. Reynolds has been against a more age appropriate PG-13 Deadpool since the beginning — until now that is. Once Upon A Deadpool will be released for two weeks in December and will be a largely re-cut PG-13 Deadpool 2 with additional footage — and a guest star.
A staunch R-rated Deadpool supporter, Reynolds has helped propel both titles to the top two opening weekend hauls for R-rated movies to date: $132.4 million for Deadpool and $125 million for the recent sequel. Reynolds has balked against a PG-13 cut of the movies since 2006 but has changed his mind.
“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Reynolds told Deadline on Monday. “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…”
For the first stipulation, $1 of every ticket sold during the film’s December 12-24th run will go toward the F-
The second stipulation is a bit more interesting and you may be asking yourself “why Fred Savage?” It turns out that Once Upon Deadpool will be told in a Princess
Of course, Fred Savage had something to say about his “kidnapping” for the new footage, eight new
“While my participation in this film was anything but voluntary,” said Savage. “I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab.”
The PG-13 version runs about 3 minutes shorter than the original but at this time there is no word as to how long the new scenes are. It’ll definitely be interesting to see how this turns out but if anyone can pull off an R-rated re-cut to PG-13 and still keep it true to the story,
Ryan Reynolds, erm, Deadpool can.