This holiday season make sure to head to your local theater for the gift that keeps on giving: Deadpool. Ahead of the December re-release of this summer’s Deadpool 2, the new Disney like title for the PG-13 release of Fox’s X-Men related film has been revealed.
Say hello to Once Upon a Deadpool the more family-like title for the formerly rated R superhero entry, according to Deadline. In theaters for a limited time, December 12 through 24, the re-released film will use most of the footage from the original release (of course leaving out stuff that can’t make a PG-13 rating) as well as adding in new footage including a Ryan Reynolds and writers Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese created framing device.
Check out the very PG-13 Disney fairy tale like logo:
Alongside all of that, the film truly will keep giving as mentioned above because this re-release comes with a charity component. For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the F-ck Cancer campaign which will be renamed “Fudge Cancer” temporarily for the marketing campaign tied to the film release.
“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” 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…”
Savage will be part of the previously mentioned framing device which will parody one of his most remembered roles, the kid getting read to in the framing sequence of The Princess Bride.
While Fox or Disney will never confirm this, besides the charity and fun aspect of the re-release, there are many feelings that this is in a way a test for the studios to see if a lower rated version of the anti-hero mercenary will work since Disney is finishing up purchase of Fox and soon will own the franchise. Disney, of course, is pushed as the family-friendly company, but in the past have had ownership of various studios that produced R-rated films such as the defunct Dimension Films and Miramax to name a few.