'Once Upon a Deadpool' PG-13 Trailer Teases the Film's One Allotted F-Bomb
The biggest killjoy in the American film industry is easily the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)’s obtuse rating system. Among its many guidelines, one is that PG-13 films are allowed just one F-bomb, which Once Upon a Deadpool, out in theaters on December 14, is taking advantage. Sort of.
On Thursday, 20th Century Fox released a new TV spot for Once Upon a Deadpool, the Christmas-themed PG-13 edit of the R-rated Marvel movie Deadpool 2. Featuring a new framing device with Fred Savage (playing himself) that pays homage to the 1987 family film The Princess Bride, Deadpool tells Fred there is only one “F-bomb” they’re allowed to drop: “Fred Savage.”
The rest of the trailer is nothing we haven’t seen before from the other trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, which will include new gags and tamer jokes than the R-rated film released earlier this year.
The origins of the Deadpool 2 re-release goes back to 2006, when Fox wanted to produce a PG-13 Deadpool movie. Ryan Reynolds resisted, but recently caved when it became possible to raise money for charity.
“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Reynolds told Deadline. “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.”
Every $1 of every ticket to Once Upon a Deadpool sold will go to the charity Fuck Cancer, which is temporarily changing its name to Fudge Cancer as part of the PG-13 gimmick.
Once Upon a Deadpool will be released in theaters on December 14.
Related video: Watch the first trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool.