TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 30, 2018
One of the strangest films still left on the calendar for 2018 is a recut version of Deadpool 2 that's allegedly going to be rated PG-13. There's no additional information, even Box Office Mojo has it listed as "Untitled Deadpool Movie"
Thankfully the good folks over at SlashFilm managed to backdoor some questions about this flick in an interview with the film's writers about an entirely different project. Such is the world we live in today. When asked if they shot any new material, Paul Wernick had this to say...
“We definitely shot new stuff,” Wernick said. “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 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.”
As far as who this film will appeal to, Wernick casts a wide net...
“I think it’s not only going to appeal to kids but also to people who love Deadpool,” Wernick said. “I think it’s subversive enough and fun and creative and something that only Deadpool could do. So I think it’s going to be a real joy for not only a whole new audience, but also an audience that has seen and loved the Deadpool movies.”
So it's going to be Deadpool offering meta-commentary on his own movie, of which he has personally supervised a family friendly cut? I guess so. Sounds to me like they're trying to milk us for everything we're worth. This sounds like a DVD Bonus Feature at best, not a reason to go back to the theater and see the same movie again. I know I'm a jaded and cynical s.o.b., but this sounds like a two-fisted cash grab at best.
Deadpool 2 comes back to theaters in a PG-13 cut on December 21.