20th Century Fox has released a new Once Upon a Deadpool poster, offering another cheeky look at the new PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2. While the R-rated superhero sequel hit theaters back in May and grossed over $730 million worldwide, Fox is releasing a new cut of the film in theaters for a special limited theatrical engagement this holiday season. This new cut of Deadpool 2 will be rated PG-13, and includes a frame story with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool telling the story of Deadpool 2 to a kidnapped Fred Savage, which is a jokey ripoff of the frame story from The Princess Bride. The idea was conceived by Deadpool 2 writers Reynolds, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick, and the new scenes—which comprise about 20 minutes of new footage—were shot this past summer.
This new poster continues to over-the-top theme of the film’s first poster, which saw Reynolds and Savage riding a reindeer atop a mountain. In this new poster, Deadpool and Savage are just hanging out in heaven, flocked by angels and bubbles and an adorable puppy.
There is more to Once Upon a Deadpool than simply an opportunity to re-release the sequel in theaters: For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the charity F–ck Cancer, which is being retitled “Fudge Cancer” for the purposes of this PG-13 release.
Check out the new Once Upon a Deadpool trailer poster. The film also stars Josh Brolin, Zazie Beets, and Julian Dennison and hits theaters on December 12th and will run only through Christmas Eve.
On December 12, Deadpool 2 is back in theaters with zero F’s given.
To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.
“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Ryan Reynolds told Deadline. “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…”
Fred Savage will join Reynolds in new scenes for ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL in an homage to Savage’s starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Fred remarked, “while my participation in this film was anything but voluntary, I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab.”
For every ticket sold, $1 will go to the charity Fudge Cancer – previously known as Fuck Cancer, who have graciously changed their name to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of Once Upon A Deadpool’s release.