BY: Rohn Romulo
REIMAGINED for the younger movie audience, Deadpool 2’s “Once Upon a Deadpool” is now rated PG by the local censors board (MTRCB) featuring an additional 20 minutes of new footage. Kids below 13 years old can now watch the world’s favorite disreputable superhero on the big screen and enjoy it with the whole gang.
Fred Savage joins Ryan Reynolds in “Once Upon a Deadpool” that pays homage to his starring role in the 1987 “The Princess Bride”. “While my participation in this film was anything but voluntary, I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab,” says Savage of the film’s advocacy.
“Deadpool” debuted in February 2016 with the biggest R-rated opening of all time and went on to be the highest-grossing R-rated film in history with more than $750-million globally. “Deadpool” was also honored as the first live-action superhero movie to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category, and Ryan Reynolds was also nominated as Best Actor.
Ryan Reynolds not only stars in the title role, he also co-wrote and produced “Deadpool 2.” “Ryan is an incredible comedic talent,” says Leitch, “and “Deadpool” works as a perfect ground for things he really excels at. He took that character from the comic books and made it his own brand. There’s a synergistic effect with “Deadpool” and Ryan. He really is Deadpool in real life – in terms of the way he talks and sees the world, sometimes. He’s funny and irreverent but also has a huge heart and compassion, like Deadpool.”
A 20th Century Fox film presentation, “Once Upon a Deadpool” opens in select cinemas nationwide. Check out your favorite cinemas’ listings/schedule.