Last Year Someone Tweeted the Exact Plot of ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL to Ryan Reynolds
Turns out that the idea that Ryan Reynolds pitched to Fox for the PG-13 Deadpool 2 movie, Once Upon a Deadpool, actually came from someone on Twitter over a year ago. It’s seriously the exact concept that they are doing for the movie!
Ryan Reynolds was tagged in the tweet posted by Michael Vincent Bramley (M.V.B.), and this is what it said:
That is the exact plot of the film that was teased in the trailer for the film! M.V.B. also posted the following with further proof that he came up with the idea.
Sooo... I tweeted the exact plot of the new 'Once Upon A Deadpool' PG version of #Deadpool2 at Ryan Reynolds almost a year ago and it somehow wound up in a movie without me knowing. #deadpool #ryanreynolds #xmen #movies #OnceUponADeadpool #fredsavage #marvelmovies #mcu pic.twitter.com/tTMHwh2A1a— M.V.B. (@MVBramley) November 21, 2018
io9 reached to to Michael Vincent Bramley and asked him about the tweet and this is what he had to say:
“I was thinking that there had to be a fun in-universe way to do the same Deadpool without the swearing and ultra violence. Then I thought about The Princess Bride’s framing device being about censorship (and, of course, Deadpool would be a fan) and the idea of Deadpool kidnapping an adult Fred Savage and forcing him to listen to Deadpool read the movie kind of cracked me up.”
He went on to talk about the moment he found out from his wife about the film saying:
“She said it was a PG cut and that the trailer was great. I told her I had the best PG work-around for Deadpool ever and explained the Fred Savage pitch. I gave the kidnapped Fred Savage spiel and, because she couldn’t remember it from a year ago, she assumed I was just describing the trailer. It quickly dawned on us that something was up and I started to freak out a bit, because I remembered tweeting it at Ryan Reynolds and I usually never check Twitter. I actually barely tweet at all. Usually I share these thoughts on Facebook, but I guess I thought that idea was a bit too perfect and they might actually use it.”
No one from the creative team of the film has mentioned the tweet. But the writers of the film Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick said in a previous interview:
“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.’”
It could be a coincidence that Reynolds and Bramley came up with the same exact idea for a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2, but what are the chances of that? Bramley went on to say:
“I mean...maybe [Ryan Reynolds] had the idea first, but it’s fucking eerie how I didn’t get a single detail wrong in my summary. Plagiarism? I hope not. I fuckin’ love Ryan Reynolds. Cryptomnesia maybe? Can I at least get some premiere tickets please?”
Now that this is out and going viral on the internet, it will be interesting to see how Reynolds and Fox respond.
What do you think about all this?