On December 12, 20th Century Fox is unleashing the PG-13 Once Upon a Deadpool, which is essentially a brand new movie that’s been made out of the very much “R”-rated Deadpool 2. Rather than just being a simple PG-13 edit, as many initially believed, a whole new holiday experience has been pulled out of it, with brand new material shot exclusively for it!
Spoofing The Princess Bride, Once Upon a Deadpool stars Fred Savage, who appears on the film’s official poster. You can check that out below, along with all the info you need.
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick recently explained to Slash Film…
“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 (Princess Bride-inspired) 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.”
From what we gather, eight new scenes have been added to the existing film’s footage.