Not to worry, there is an actual reason to head to the theater to watch the Deadpool 2 PG-13 cut. Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have revealed that the upcoming re-release will feature new footage.
During an interview with /film, the writing duo spoke about the new footage and how the idea of a PG-13 cut of the film came to be:
“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.”
When asked whether or not any other members of the cast came back to for shooting, Reese made it clear they were not at liberty to discuss that. “We can’t say,” he said.
Many fans were concerned following the re-release announcement, mostly because they were confused as to how a PG-13 Deadpool would work. Wernick makes it clear during the interview that this cut will appeal to fans of the first two films:
“I think it’s not only going to appeal to kids but also to people who love Deadpool. 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.”
Are you going to see the PG-13 Deadpool 2 re-release? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes
The Deadpool 2 re-release will hit theaters December 21st