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Rereleasing old films in new packages has been a popular practice throughout the history of cinema; B-movie distributors used to send features out on the drive-in circuit multiple times under various titles (this practice is the source of several jokes in “Grindhouse”), and 20th Century Fox once tried to recoup losses on the megabomb Julie Andrews musical “Star!” by trimming the running time and retitling it “Those Were the Happy Times.”

Fox is at it again with “Once Upon a Deadpool,” a trimmed-down-to-PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2” that will be in theaters from Dec. 12-24, with one dollar from every ticket sold going to the charity F— Cancer (which will be retitling itself “Fudge Cancer,” in the PG-13 spirit of the film, during the run).

The real selling point is the new interstitial sequences, in which Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) takes a page from “The Princess Bride” and reads the film as a story to Fred Savage — only it’s 2018 Fred Savage, playing himself, kidnapped and strapped to a bed in a room that has been art-directed to be identical to the one from “Princess Bride.” In true “Deadpool” style, the movie shows you the joke, then tells you it’s a joke, then looks at the camera to make sure you got it. That sounds terrible on paper, but these movies somehow know how to make this brand of humor work.

Watch Video: ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Kidnaps Fred Savage for Festive PG-13 Bedtime Story

Reynolds has this drily ironic fourth-wall business down pat, and Savage makes for an entertaining foil. If “Deadpool 2” gave Reynolds the excuse to look at the camera and say “Lazy writing” in regards to certain labored plot points, “Once Upon a Deadpool” lets Savage speak for the audience when mentioning, for example, that the film’s female lead Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) has been fridged, or that the backstory for time-traveling assassin Cable (Josh Brolin) is much more interesting in the comics.

All told, these charming sketches take up no more than about 20 minutes of screen time, and beyond that, you’re just watching “Deadpool 2” again, albeit with some of the violence trimmed, some of the coarse language covered up, and a brand-new, digitally-inserted tribute to the recently departed Stan Lee. As I noted in my original review, watching “Deadpool 2” the first time wasn’t all that different from watching “Deadpool,” so whether or not you’re up for another go-round is a matter of taste, as is whether or not you want to buy a ticket to see a movie ensconced in the ultimate DVD extra.

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So since there’s no real point in reviewing “Once Upon a Deadpool,” here are a few thoughts regarding the experience of watching “Deadpool 2” again:

• I’m not a parent, but in the age of Netflix and iTunes and Hulu and very large multiplexes, is there really anything left these days to stand between an R-rated movie and a very determined 11-year-old?
• Parents who would like their younger kids to enjoy a superhero movie with self-aware humor, comics-insider jokes and meta-commentary should check out “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.”
• Watching TJ Miller in anything is still really uncomfortable.
• I did not catch the Brad Pitt cameo until Reynolds and Savage stopped the movie to point it out.
• Zazie Beetz as Domino totally deserves her own spin-off. And even though the “Deadpool” movies have yet to go all-in on the character’s bisexuality, it’s great that they’re so supportive of Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) having a girlfriend.
• For me, the original “Deadpool” held up better for a second viewing, and that was on a plane.



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Deadpool demands that you “Respect the ‘Back” in the latest clip from “Once Upon a Deadpool,” the PG-13 recut of “Deadpool 2.” That’s Nickelback, the Grammy and Juno (“those count!”) award-nominated rock band.

And Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool is not having Fred Savage’s too cool for school take on the Canadian rockers, reciting off a list of some of their commercial achievements. Did you know that they are Billboard’s most successful rock group of the last decade and the 11th highest selling band of all time?

“You’re Marvel licensed by Fox. It’s like if The Beatles were produced by Nickelback. It’s music! But it sucks,” Savage says in the trailer. “They’re overproduced, formulaic ear garbage.”

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The clip is one of the new scenes from the family-friendly version of the film, which stitches in clips of Deadpool with Savage as they model scenes from “The Princess Bride.”

“Once Upon a Deadpool” will have a limited engagement Dec. 12-24. And One dollar of every ticket sold in the United States will be donated to F Cancer, which has now changed its name to Fudge Cancer in honor of the PG-13 remake of the movie.

Watch the clip from the film above. And if you’re feeling in the mood to rock out to some Nickelback, listen here.

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Someone Redirected ‘Avengers: Endgame’ URL to the ‘Deadpool’ Site and Yes This Is Pretty Funny

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It looks like Marvel’s web developers were among the victims of that crazy Thanos finger-snap in “Infinity War” after all, because they forgot to actually setup a website for “Avengers: Endgame.” And now one enterprising fan is hoping to convert that mistake into a ticket to the film’s world premiere.

Here’s the situation: If type  www.AvengersEndgame.com into your browser, you’ll be rerouted instead the website for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming PG-13 edit of “Deadpool 2,” “Once Upon a Deadpool.” Good one. Yeah, that was a good one.

We were inclined to think this is nothing more than two companies owned by Disney sharing some synergistic holiday cheer (and making a very good joke). After all, piggybacking on the next “Avengers” film sure feels like a guaranteed way to make sure people will get their eyes on marketing for “Once Upon a Deadpool.” And it’s not like “Endgame” actually needs a website.

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But Twitter user @aguyinchair has taken responsibility for the caper, and says he owns both www.AvengersEndgame.com and www.AvengersEndgameMovie.com (which also redirects to the “Once Upon a Deadpool” website). But, he also says he’ll turn both of them over in exchange for access to the Los Angeles premiere of “Avengers: Endgame.”

I own https://t.co/sQcc4R3sCq and https://t.co/spo7Bift9L. But I don’t want them. I want to trade them for tickets to the #AvengersEndgame premiere in LA. A guy can dream, can’t he?

— Guy Inchair (@AGuyInChair) December 7, 2018

While “Endgame” was one of several rumored titles for the follow up to “Infinity War,” making it an easy pick for a camping expedition, it turns out the selection was just a lucky guess. According to the who is database, the www.AvengersEndgame.com domain was registered on April 27, 2018, the opening day of “Avengers: Infinity War,” which is when @guyinachair tells TheWrap he grabbed them.

“I am proud to say that I bought them both before anyone on the internet theorized that Endgame was the title,” @guyinachair tells TheWrap, adding that it was just a “right place, right time” situation.

Since then, “I’ve just been hanging back, waiting for the title release to confirm it. When I swear the trailer, this morning I got goosebumps,” he continued.

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At first, @guyinachair tells TheWrap that he redirected the URLs to this blog post he published April 27, in which he outright asks Disney reps for premiere access. But after getting no bites, “I offered it to Reynolds on Twitter,” but eventually decided to just redirect “for the lulz.”

@guyinachair has requested to keep is identity private, but discloses that he lives somewhere in the Midwest, and isn’t connected to the film industry in any way. “I really am just a dude, who played a hunch, mainly because my wife wants to meet Thor,” he added.

@guyinachair adds that next week he might redirect again to the “Shazam!” trailer.

Marvel and Fox also did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But we’ll keep you posted on whether the great attend-a-premiere caper is a success.

“Once Upon a Deadpool” opens in theaters Dec. 12, while “Avengers: Endgame” opens April 26, 2019.

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Where the hell — er, heck, is Fred Savage?

“You’re in a PG-13 version of ‘Deadpool,’ — filtered through the prism of childlike innocence, ” Ryan Reynolds, in full Deadpool costume, tells Savage in the new trailer for “Once Upon a Deadpool,” with the now-adult actor back in the same bed he sat in for the 1987 flick “The Princess Bride.” You know, the movie he starred in as a child.

“And nobody does childlike innocence like you Fred — nobody,” the Merc with the Mouth tells Savage, as he prepares to read him a reimagined version of “Deadpool 2,” appropriate for (almost) all ages. OK, great, but why has he been kidnapped for this?!?

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Don’t worry, Savage gets him back by telling Reynolds he “kinda prefers” Marvel movies. Wait, Reynolds reminds him “Deadpool” is a Marvel movie.

Er, it’s “Marvel licensed by Fox,” Savage says, adding, “It’s like if the Beatles were licensed by Nickelback. It’s music, but it sucks.”

“Once Upon a Deadpool” opens in theaters for a limited engagement this holiday season from December 12 through December 24.

Watch the trailer above.

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Did you want a PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2?” As you wish.
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