With the news that Deadpool 2 will be getting a PG-13 re-release in December, dubbed The Deadpool Before Christmas, fans may feel that a toned down version of the fourth wall-destroying antihero might not be as good as the original. A new report my change their minds, though, as the re-cut may feature new scenes and a new character.
As reported by MCU Cosmic, Fox has revealed that The Deadpool Before Christmas will not be a new movie, but rather an "adapted version" for fans unable to see the original cut due to the R rating. That cut will include 15 minutes of new footage that stand to welcome a new character to Deadpool's wacky world.
Said character may be The Wonder Years star Fred Savage, a belief furthered by Ryan Reynolds thanks to a comedic image posted on his Twitter account featuring the Regenerating Degenerate in a Santa hat spoofing the framing device of The Princess Bride, a film Savage starred in as a child.
If the picture is to be believed, the new footage may be parodying the beloved 1987 film, with Deadpool recounting for Savage's now-adult character the events of Deadpool 2 as a story. So, while the new version may not be as violent or gory as the original, it still seemingly maintains Deadpool's trademark sense of humor.
David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable.