The DEADPOOL 2 PG-13 Re-Release Plans Teased By Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
As you all know by now, Deadpool 2 is getting a PG-13 re-release and it sounds like it’s going to be a lot more than just an edited watered-down version of the R-rated film.
Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick recently teased their plans in an interview with /Film. In this interview, they reveal that they recently shot some new scenes that will be featured in the film and they brought back several members of the cast and crew to shoot these scenes!
“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.”
They wouldn’t reveal what that framing device is, but I’m pretty sure that it involves Fred Savage reprising his role from The Princess Bride. What makes this so funny is that in The Princess Bride, when Peter Falk was reading the story to Savage, he skipped over the scary and the kissing parts of the story that were a little too much for the young Savage, who was sick in bed.
Ryan Reynolds shared a photo that suggested that Deadpool will be reading Deadpool 2 to Fred Savage, and as he reads it, he will be skipping over the R-rated parts of the movie so it ends up being PG-13. Now we know that there will also be new scenes in the film, the writers wouldn’t reveal who else would be back for those scenes. They want to keep it a surprise.
Even though this re-release of Deadpool 2 will allow kids to go see the movie, Reese and Wernick also hope that fans of the R-rated film will come back to watch it as well:
“I think it’s not only going to appeal to kids but also to people who love Deadpool. I think it’s subversive enough and fun and creative and something that only Deadpool could do. So I think it’s going to be a real joy for not only a whole new audience, but also an audience that has seen and loved the Deadpool movies.”
In case you were wondering, they go on to say that they didn’t change any elements of the core story. They are just having some fun with the existing story:
“We don’t want to mislead nor do we want to spoil. As we get closer, we’ll see what the studio will let us talk about. I wouldn’t reveal too much about it because it’ll ruin the fun for the audience.”
I, for one, can’t wait to see what they did with this upcoming PG-13 version of Deadpool 2. I’m sure it will be just as funny and entertaining, but in a PG-13 kind of way. Will you be headed to theaters to watch this new version of Deadpool 2?