With Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox all but agreed upon, there have been a number of questions as to how the House of Mouse might go about incorporating all of Fox’s old Marvel IP into the larger cinematic universe — especially properties like Deadpool, which has found box office success by going for hard R-rated films. Once Upon a Deadpool‘s new teaser delves into the “why?”
Though the answer’s kinda obvious, the latest Once Upon a Deadpool trailer spells it out fairly succinctly with a rapid-fire exchange between a held-hostage Fred Savage and one Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds).
Why is Deadpool 2 being released with a different title and a gentler rating? Well, 1) money; 2) Disney’s a family company, people, get it together.
Editor’s note: In Australia, Once Upon A Deadpool has been rated M.
Whether this means that future Deadpool movies released under the Marvel Studios branding will similarly skew a little younger and less-bawdy will likely depend on how well Once Upon a Deadpool performs when it hits cinemas December 13.