As well as pushing back the release dates for both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Gambit last week, 20th Century Fox dropped a rather big surprise by announcing that it has set an ‘Untitled Deadpool Movie’ to arrive on December 21st of this year.
If rumours are to be believed, the surprise film is in fact a re-edited and remixed version of Deadpool 2, complete with a PG-13 rating. And according to BBC entertainment reporter Lizo Mzimba, it may well be going by the title The Deadpool Before Christmas.
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) October 2, 2018
Meanwhile, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg also offered a few comments on the project during an interview with Collider, stating that:
“Ryan Reynolds and his studio—but I will give credit to Ryan Reynolds more than anyone else—is extraordinary at figuring out ways to get around the system. And be clever, both in terms of getting attention when it comes to viral stuff and in terms of deflecting attention when it comes to something like this. In the same way that Beyonce and Kanye can drop an album out of nowhere, Ryan figured out a way to drop a movie out of nowhere.”
Are you excited about The Deadpool Before Christmas (or whatever it ends up being called)? Or does this just seem like a Christmas cash-in? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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