In a move to squeeze as much as they can out of Deadpool 2, it is being re-released in theaters in December as a PG-13 film. As we know the two Deadpool films have both been R-rated leaving some younger viewers unable to see it (let’s be honest a lot of parents took their kids who are Deadpool fans). But this won’t just have certain scenes modified, bleeped or cut. This film will have brand new footage that was not in the original.
SlashFilm had the opportunity to talk with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and talked a little about the Deadpool 2 reshoots for the winter release. Apparently, this had been an idea for a long time according to Wernick, they just had to see if the star of the film and producer Ryan Reynolds was up for it along with the studio.
“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.”
The two screenwriters refused to reveal which other cast members if any joined Reynolds in these new scenes or if maybe they all just included him. But they did go on to talk about the appeal of the film not just for the young audience but a returning adult audience.
“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.”
Without a doubt Deadpool is one of the most popular Marvel characters out there, so adding to scenes to their latest film and opening it up to a larger audience should pay off big time. Most viewers are going to be very curious to see what changes are made to the film. One last note is that Reese and Wernick did make it clear that they are not changing the story of the film and that the studio is not letting them tell much.
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Deadpool 2 makes its’s return to theaters December 21st, 2018.
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