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'Deadpool 2' Gets a PG-13-rated Cut for the Holidays, Called 'Once Upon A Deadpool'

Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 1:24 PM

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Deadpool 2, the year's biggest R-rated movie, is getting a PG-13 rated cut for the holidays! The new version will be called Once Upon A Deadpool, which opens in theaters Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

Trade publication Deadline published an article about the movie recently:

All Fox wants for Christmas are 12 more days of Deadpool — that’s certainly one valid interpretation of the studio’s plan to revamp, rename and re-release the year’s biggest R-rated hit, Deadpool 2, as a PG-13 film called Once Upon A Deadpool. There’s more to it than that, however. Deadline has all the details about the studio’s unconventional plan — a plan that may have intriguing relevance when viewed through the prism of the Disney-Fox merger and the future of the red-hot Deadpool franchise.


The lion’s share of Once Upon Deadpool is footage from Deadpool 2 that has been edited to meet PG-13 thresholds of violence and language. There’s also new footage in the form of a framing sequence that was conceived by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Working with a small film crew, Reynolds and his cohorts filmed all the framing scenes in a single hectic day of guerrilla-style filmmaking.

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With the original raking in more than $318 million, you can almost hear the cash registers ringing from here!

Blu-ray Cover ArtworkThe challenges are many, however. The movie has been available on home video since August. Ardent fans will have it in their collection, and it's hard to imagine that teenagers wanting to see the movie haven't already done so. Part of the appeal of the movie was always that it wasn't constrained by a PG-13 rating. How will audiences respond to a sanitized version?

To me, this would have been an excellent example of using the BD-Live technology for Blu-ray discs to offer a seamless edit of the movie on the disc, with the new scenes cut back in. That would have rewarded those who purchased the movie on disc and it would have been a reason for them to revisit the movie all over again. It would also have been an opportunity to market other movies from the studio, including The Kid Who Would Be King, which gets released in January, and Alita: Battle Angel, which opens in February.

Time will tell, however, and its success may serve as a harbinger of things to come. To see where it's playing and when, and to buy tickets online, please visit the Showtimes page for Once Upon A Deadpool!

The link for the home video release above goes to Amazon.com, from which we receive a commission when you buy items through such links.

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