Deadpool 2 is being re-released as a PG-13 version starring Fred Savage

The q screen panel discusses why Deadpool 2 is being re-released as a PG-13 version for the holiday season, called Once Upon a Deadpool.
Once Upon a Deadpool hits theatres on Wednesday, December 12. (Twentieth Century Fox)

Every Monday, the q screen panel convenes to look at big stories happening in the film and television worlds. This week, CBC's Amanda Parris and arts writer John Semley join Tom Power to discuss why Deadpool 2 is being re-released as a PG-13 version for the holiday season, called Once Upon a Deadpool. The Deadpool franchise prides itself on the violence and profanity it uses, which raises the question: if you take away the foundation the film is built on, what impact will that have on the franchise?

Watch the trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, which features Fred Savage (unwillingly) reprising his role from The Princess Bride.

Produced by Vanessa Nigro

Miss an episode of CBC q? Download our podcast here.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?