How Did Deadpool 2 Receive A Pg-13 Version?

by Elsa Stringer

The co-writers of Deadpool 2 Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick took time to explain how they edited the R rated blockbuster action comedy into a family-friendly movie.

Once Upon a Deadpool is a PG-13 cut of the movie, with violence and swearing which are toned down. There are also eight new scenes, including a wraparound segment starring Fred Savage, an actor, and director best known for The Princess Bride.

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However, the question is how exactly did they edit the movie filled with violence, swearing, and gore, without losing the core elements that make the Deadpool character such a planetary hit?


“What we found – which was either encouraging or discouraging – was that PG-13 movies get away with a lot. If you go back and look, The Dark Knight was a PG-13 movie. That movie was really violent!,” said Rhett Reese to the Empire magazine in an interview.

Wernick had this to add: “You miss a couple of F-bombs but it’s pretty much the same movie.”

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One of the scenes changed the most is the fascinating X-Force sequence when Deadpool realizes that his newly assembled team is not really the X-Men equal he was hoping for.

Once Upon a Deadpool will only be available for fans in the UK and US for one night, and it will raise money for charity, donating $1 from each ticket to the popular F**k Cancer movement, which will be called “Fudge Cancer”, to go with the overall family-friendly PG-13 rating.

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The original Deadpool 2 cut is now available on digitally, and on DVD and Blu-ray. Once Upon A Deadpool comes to cinemas in the US on December 12, and in the UK a day earlier.

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