First announced in September, today we’re getting a first look at the family-friendly version of Deadpool 2! Ryan Reynolds has shared the Once Upon a Deadpool poster, which previews the PG-13 version of the film that will open in select theaters on December 12 and play through Christmas Eve.
The MPAA has given this new version a PG-13 rating for “intense sequences of violence and action, crude sexual content, language, thematic elements and brief drug material.” The original film, which hit theaters on May 18, was rated R for “strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material.”
Most of the Deadpool 2 footage has been edited to meet the PG-13 thresholds of violence and language. New footage (eight scenes) was also shot for Once Upon a Deadpool that will serve as a framing sequence in which Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool reads the story to Fred Savage in the style of 1987’s The Princess Bride. Overall, the new version is three minutes shorter.
It was also revealed that for every ticket sold, $1 will go to the F*ck Cancer charity.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy. The film has earned $733.7 million at the worldwide box office.