AceShowbiz - "Once Upon a Deadpool" has released its first trailer for viewing pleasure. Clocking in to 1 minute, the trailer attempts to offer a new side of the good guy in red a.k.a. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in PG-13 version of R-rated "Deadpool 2" that will be suitable for the upcoming holiday season.
The self-proclaimed family-friendly movie will feature The Merc with a Mouth embarking on a new, less-cursing adventure and to kick things off, he apparently has to kidnap Fred Savage. "Right before Christmas, a good guy in red is coming to theaters with his new sidekick, Fred," Deadpool says sweetly in voiceover.
The scene later shows Fred on a bed of a room that looks like belong to a young boy. Confused, he snapped, "Why am I here?!" Deadpool, who sits right next to him, calmly explains, "You're in a PG-13 version of 'Deadpool', filtered through the prism of child-like innocence."
It appears that "Once Upon a Deadpool" will be "an homage to Savage's starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic 'The Princess Bride'," according to 20th Century Fox.
Fred insists that he's a grown up man, but Deadpool tells him, "And nobody does child-like innocence like Fred! Nobody!" He continues, "I need you, almost as much as you need me." When Fred says that he doesn't need the Marvel anti-hero, Deadpool tells him that he may needs him to "untie you, once we're done."
But of course, even in its PG-13 version, "Deadpool" franchise doesn't lose its iconic witty jokes. Fred can be seen taking a jab at Fox, saying that he kind of prefers Marvel movies. "We are Marvel," Deadpool reminds him.
"Yeah, but you're you know, Marvel licensed by FOX. It's like The Beatles were produced by Nickelback. It's music, but it sucks!" Fred says almost too cheerfully. His remarks shocks Deadpool as he scolds him, "You were nicer as a kid!"
"Once Upon a Deadpool" is an attempt to appeal a larger audience. "Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006," Ryan previously 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. The second condition took some explaining."
$1 from each ticket sold will benefit "Fudge Cancer". The charity organization is originally named "F**k Cancer", but the founders "graciously changed their name to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of 'Once Upon A Deadpool's release."
"Once Upon a Deadpool" is set to hit theaters across the nation on December 12.