AceShowbiz - A new "Deadpool" movie is coming later this year. Fox announced on Friday, September 28 a release date an untitled Deadpool movie, which is later revealed to be a recut version of "Deadpool 2". The new version, which is said to be PG-13, is slated to arrive on December 21.
Star Ryan Reynolds teased the "Deadpool 2" rerelease with a picture posted on his Twitter account, featuring Fred Savage. The former child actor will reprise his role as the grandson in "The Princess Bride". The photo features Reynolds' Deadpool reading Savage a bedtime story, recreating a scene from the 1987 film featuring Peter Falk and a much younger Savage.
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— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2018
While it's unclear if the new "Deadpool" movie will only recut footage from "Deadpool 2" or whether it will incorporate scenes from the first film, it's safe to assume that the PG-13 version will be more family friendly. Thus, it is given the December 21 release, making it a holiday movie.
The new "Deadpool" movie is taking over the slot from "Alita: Battle Angel", which is now pushed back to February 14, 2019. This way, the James Cameron-produced sci-fi movie avoids the crowded holiday slot and is now aiming for a stronger play period in China, as it will arrive after Chinese New Year.
Fox is also shifting the release of "Dark Phoenix" from its original release date of February 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019. The studio has apparently gained more confidence to make the new "X-Men" installment as a summer movie following a strong response to its recently-released first trailer.
Also getting a new release date is "X-Men" long-gestating movie "Gambit (2020)". The film, which has Channing Tatum attached to star, is facing production delays after Rupert Wyatt and Gore Verbinski stepped down from the directing duty. Hence it is now moved to March 13, 2020.