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Deadpool 2 is Coming Back to Theaters With a More Family-Friendly Rating

by Brandon Russell | September 29, 2018September 29, 2018 10:30 am EDT

A tamer version of Deadpool 2 is coming back to theaters on December 21, because… We can’t really figure out why. But the movie will feature a PG-13 rating rather than the hard R Deadpool movies are known for.

Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool, teased the movie’s arrival with a post on Instagram, which features a picture of the merc with a mouth and Fred Savage. Fans of the classic comedy The Princess Bride will recognize the scene the picture is styled after.

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Merry Christmas, Fred. ⚔️

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Deadpool 2’s return to theaters comes amidst a reshuffling of Fox movies, with Alita: Battle Angel being pushed back to February 14, 2019. That means Dark Phoenix is also being pushed back to June 7. Apparently, the summertime slot will give it a bigger debut thanks to overseas interest.

Finally, the standalone Gambit movie will now come out on March 13, 2020. Until we see a picture of Channing Tatum as Gambit, we’re not holding our breath that the movie is actually happening.

Diluting Deadpool down to a PG-13 rating probably means there will be far less gratuitous violence and more family-friendly language. Basically, it makes Deadpool less Deadpool, but we’ll reserve judgement until the movie actually comes out.



Brandon Russell

Brandon’s first memory of geek culture is watching Back to the Future over and over and over. From there he fell in love with Star Wars, video