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On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a PG-13 ’Deadpool?’

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On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a PG-13 ’Deadpool?’

"Once Upon a Deadpool" movie poster

Photo by Fox

"Once Upon a Deadpool" movie poster

Photo by Fox

Photo by Fox

"Once Upon a Deadpool" movie poster

Charlie Turner, Staff Writer

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This holiday season, the foul-mouthed superhero Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds is returning to the theaters, but not for a “Deadpool 3.” Fox has changed the “Anita: Battle Angel” original release date from Dec. 21 to Feb. 14, 2019, and is putting the “Deadpool” movie in place.

The idea originally came from a fan, who pitched it on Twitter to Reynolds, and it is unclear if he actually saw it or not. Originally, he was against it, but he seems to have changed his tune. The fan and Reynolds have allegedly talked in private, coming to the consensus that the two sharing identical ideas is purely a coincidence.

“Once Upon a Deadpool” is a family-friendly version of “Deadpool 2.” There will be less violence, sexual innuendos and swearing. To help convince people that the movie could be softened down, back in September, Reynolds tweeted a photograph of Reynolds’ character Deadpool in a Santa hat, reading to Fred Savage, like in “The Princess Bride.” In the trailer, Savage was revealed to have been kidnapped and duct-taped to the bed.

“Once upon a Deadpool” will fill the gap between the previous movie and the “Anita: Battle Angel” movie. Since it is a PG-13 movie, it is allowed one f-bomb. In the trailer, Reynolds tells Savage that there is only one f-bomb they are going to drop: Fred Savage.

The movie promises to have 20 more minutes of extra film not seen in the original release of “Deadpool 2.” The same people will be in the movie, but many scenes have been cut due to their lack of PG-13 content.

The movie could have more value than first thought. With the Disney merger, Fox is under new management, and they are very intolerant of racy content, as demonstrated with the James Gunn controversy. A PG-13 movie could work towards convincing people that “Deadpool’s” R-rated humor could be okay for the brand. For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the Fudge Cancer charity, (temporarily renamed from F*ck Cancer to fit the PG-13 image) which, according to Reynolds, was a condition of doing a PG-13 edition of the movie.

You can watch the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCf03KXyzIg

 

Correction: 12/4/13 

An earlier version of this story included minor grammatical errors.

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Charlie Turner, Staff Writer

Charlie Turner is a sophomore with a passion for the “Die Hard” movies, as well as the show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” While Turner is not busy, she...

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