Not only is the character of Deadpool revolutionary for Marvel movies because of his undoubtable comedy, but because he leads a superhero franchise that's actually rated R. Unlike the Avengers films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Deadpool and Deadpool 2 take risks well beyond a typical Marvel film, and are awesomely obscene for older audiences. (The producers even spent $10,000 to show a quick glimpse of Bea Arthur's face on a T-shirt in the first film.)
However, it now appears that your children and younger family members can go see Deadpool 2 in theaters, as Fox will be releasing a PG-13 version of the hit this holiday season. Talk about an awesome gift for younger Marvel fans.
According to Deadline, Deadpool 2 will be re-released on December 21 for a limited time in theaters, with less violence, less sexual innuendos, and less dirty language.
Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter this afternoon prior to the news, sharing a Christmas-themed photo of him reading in The Princess Bride-style to Fred Savage. "Thoughts?," he wrote to his followers, seemingly asking if Deadpool's story can be told to kids.
We're excited for this PG-13 Deadpool 2 to broaden the Merc with a Mouth's fanbase. Family field trip!