The movie is an adaptation, a re-cutting of Deadpool 2 to tone down the language and make it viewable to more people, making the studio more money.
Fox is billing the movie, which will run for 12 days from December 12 to 24 in the United States, as "a fairy tale that gives zero Fs". To disguise this canny financial move, the writers of the new adaptation have created a convenient frame narrative that is typical of the Deadpool movies which are, if not self-aware, at least very self-referential. I like to think of it as, "unsolicited location enhancement".
"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", Savage said in a statement. He would go for it, but on two conditions, he explained to Deadline: First, part of the proceeds have to go to charity.
Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool kidnaps former child star Fred Savage to appear in Once Upon a Deadpool, the family-friendly take on Deadpool 2.
One dollar of every ticket sold for Once Upon a Deadpool will go to "Fudge Cancer", a charity organization previously known as F**k Cancer, but which changed its name in the spirit of the PG-13 installment.
On December 12th, there will be zero F's given.
Once Upon a Deadpool hits theaters on December 12.
The trailer shows the subversive franchise still views the fourth wall as a revolving door and that the ever-droll Reynolds is still wickedly suited to play the jabber-jaw, mutant mercenary Deadpool. Will you be watching the movie?