Deadpool an Fred Savage Ride Rudolf in Poster For ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL
The first poster has arrived for Once Upon a Deadpool, the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 and it features Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Fred Savage riding on the back of Rudolf the Red-Nosed reindeer.
This is 100% appropriate! The poster also came along with the caption, “On December 12th, there will be zero F’s.”
I’m actually pretty excited about this new cut of the film. Mostly because of how the creative team ended up framing the film with a Princess Bride parody with Fred Savage reprising his role from the original film. That idea was conceived by Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. When previously talking about the new scenes, the writers explained:
“We definitely shot new stuff. And recently too. After Deadpool 2 came out and we were all sitting around, we came to it less about the idea of let’s make a PG-13 movie and more, ‘Let’s talk a little bit about Deadpool.’ We were kicking around some ideas and then I think it was Ryan [Reynolds] who had the great framing device and we all got excited and went to the studio. They said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it. Fire up the cameras.’ About two months ago we were out on soundstages shooting again. Ryan was in the suit and the gang was back together, Dave Leitch and Ryan and us having a great time and laughing. It comes together great so we’re super excited about it.”
It’s said that Once Upon A Deadpool hijacks The Princess Bride’s bedtime-story set-up and “eight scenes were filmed that will be used as interstitial additions to the existing sequel’s footage.”
Reynolds also previously revealed that the Fuck Cancer charity will play a big component in the limited release. The actor said, “Because it’s the season of giving, we will also be giving $1 for every ticket sold to Fuck Cancer, which will be renamed Fudge Cancer just for this limited time and campaign.” The actor also said:
“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…”
I think this re-cut of the movie is going to be just as entertaining as the original film but in a more family friendly kind of way. Are you excited about watching it?