The planned PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 seems like an odd venture to say the least. As a character who’s made his name on bloody spectacles and foul-mouthed wisecracking, the idea of a child-friendly Wade Wilson flick seems downright oxymoronic. And seeing how the PG-13 rating of the upcoming Venom movie has proven enough to dampen the enthusiasm of some fans, it’s hard to see how there’s much to be gained from this idea.
But for better or worse, a softer take on the Merc with a Mouth is coming to cinemas later this year, leaving it to the fans to work out what exactly to make of it. Naturally, plenty of Twitter users weren’t too pleased by the idea, and weren’t shy about expressing their disapproval either.
PG-13 Deadpool. Throw it the garbage.
— 🐝🐝 Negro Genesis Evangelion 🇭🇹🐝🐝 (@supremefabo) September 29, 2018
— MikeJeezy45 (@MichaelHJordan) September 28, 2018
Deadpool getting censored probably gonna get renamed to Deceasedpuddle or some shit
— 🐝Chaos™ ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ 🐝 (@Chaoskush95) September 28, 2018
They’re releasing a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 in December… pic.twitter.com/ES7HYLXGgN
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) September 28, 2018
Others, meanwhile, think that this PG-13 cut could give us a taste of what to expect when the Deadpool property is acquired by Disney.
A PG-13 Deadpool sequel is testing waters to incorporate the character into the MCU, if it does well it's a go ahead for Marvel Studios.
— Nеdward Brock Jr. (@carbo_knight) September 28, 2018
When people said Disney would make Deadpool PG13 but Fox is the one who's doing it first pic.twitter.com/wyzorENrOV
— DoctorDoom (@Acidic_Heart) September 28, 2018
Naturally, the Zack Snyder fans were also quick to remind us that they’re still waiting for their preferred cut of Justice League.
— Majin Goku Black (@MajinGokuBlack) September 28, 2018
Trust me, if a PG-13 edit of deadpool 2 can come out to double dip and be treated as a new release after having a hardcore extended edition release…then Im 100% certain that #ReleaseTheSnyderCut can make it out there
— Carlos Digital (@BobDigi69) September 29, 2018
Nonetheless, some fans seemed open to the idea. In particular, recent reports suggest that the story will be bookended by scenes of Fred Savage reprising his role from The Princess Bride, and admittedly, this particular idea seems just goofy enough to work.
I would cry if you remade the whole movie with adult Fred Savage and Deadpool as the grandpa.
— Kirstin Leigh Aaker 🦄💕 (@Kirstinaaker) September 28, 2018
I am so in! A PG13 Deadpool movie is something I’ve always wanted for Christmas. This is a step in the right direction. https://t.co/atsdB0T6pu
— Tim (@mighty_tim) September 29, 2018
While this PG-13 cut could give some younger fans the opportunity to see Wade on the big screen, you can bet that most kids will find a way of accessing the R-rated version now that it’s available on home video release, raising the question of who exactly this planned cut is for.
In any case, if a PG-13 Deadpool 2 sounds like your kind of thing, then you can catch it in theaters from December 21st, 2018.