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Deadpool Christmas release gets a title and release date…

November 6th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So it looks like we have more details on the re-release of Deadpool 2 this Christmas, including a title and release date.

The movie, as you can see above, will be called Once Upon A Deadpool and will be hitting cinemas on December 12th.

But if you plan on seeing it, you better be fast:

Once Upon a Deadpool will have a limited-engagement that begins Dec. 12 and concludes on Christmas Eve, positioning it as a box-office play aimed at young teens on holiday break from school. 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.

But, for those thinking it’s just a cash-in, it is. But it will also support a good cause as every ticket will see $1 go to the charity F#@k Caner or Fudge Cancer as it’s deemed here.

“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Reynolds says.

“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…”

Star of The Wonder Years, Fred Savage is the above mentioned framing device for the movie which apes the opening of The Princess Bride (continues after pic):

Savage said: “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.”

The movie is just a couple of minutes shorter than Deadpool 2… but just how much is changed we’ll not know until December.

 

Honestly, while we are looking forward to this and we know the charity angle is a good idea, we can’ help feeling that Marvel/Disney have something to do with this given that they will soon own Deadpool themselves.

What do you all reckon? Let us know…

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….