One of the most popular franchises to see a shift in the coming years will likely be the Deadpool brand. The notoriously un-PC anti-hero has become one of Marvel’s most popular characters. Operating outside of the MCU, he has been able to ramp up the violence and gore to levels other superhero films simply cannot go to. However, with the Disney purchase of Fox earlier this year, now the question becomes how far will the House of Mouse let Deadpool go? Well, Ryan Reynolds and the crew behind “Deadpool 2” had an idea. A wonderful, awful idea. Why not release the latest installment of the film back into theaters for a limited engagement, and throw a Christmas spin on it to boot? Get ready for “Once Upon a Deadpool,” now set for a December 12, 2018 release.

The rumors regarding the “Untitled Deadpool” film have all been confirmed. The PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2” uses Fred Savage and Deadpool as a framing device to retell the events of the summer blockbuster. The theater run will end on Christmas Eve, giving the holiday season 12 days of Deadpool. For every ticket sold to the film, $1 will be given to the charity F-ck Cancer, to be renamed Fudge Cancer for the temporary holiday campaign.

Apparently, Reynolds has been on board throughout the process, which should make fans happy about the re-edit. Deadline reports that once Reynolds heard the idea to use “The Princess Bride” framing device from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. He was on board. With the man in the red suit around, the holidays will be just a tad more festive. Keep in mind, “Ashes” by Celine Dion could make a push for Oscar, as could the makeup effects. The re-edit could bring in more voters to the theater, so it could ultimately help the film with the Academy.

What do you think of “Once Upon a Deadpool” coming to theaters? Are you excited about the re-release? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

“Once Upon a Deadpool” opens in theaters on Dec. 12, 2018. Fox distributes. Buy the original on Blu-Ray, DVD, and VOD today. 

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