Next month, 20th Century Fox is releasing the PG-13 Once Upon a Deadpool, a brand new film created from the very "R"-rated Deadpool 2. Originally it seemed that this film was just going to be a bare bones edited version of the film, but they've created a brand new holiday experience with new scenes shot exclusively for the film.
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick explained the new movie to Slash Film…
“We definitely shot new stuff. And recently too. After Deadpool 2 came out and we were all sitting around, we came to it less about the idea of let’s make a PG-13 movie and more, ‘Let’s talk a little bit about Deadpool.’ We were kicking around some ideas and then I think it was Ryan [Reynolds] who had the great (Princess Bride-inspired) framing device and we all got excited and went to the studio. They said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it. Fire up the cameras.’ About two months ago we were out on soundstages shooting again. Ryan was in the suit and the gang was back together, Dave Leitch and Ryan and us having a great time and laughing. It comes together great so we’re super excited about it.”
Once Upon a Deadpool also stars Fred Savage, who can be seen in the trailer below. Apparently eight new scenes have been added to the original film's footage.
Once Upon a Deadpool hits theaters on December 12th.