According to the Wikipedia, the PG-13 holiday special of The Deadpool Before Christmas only happened because Reynolds insisted charities should benefit. Awwww! I never knew Reynolds was secretly a sweetheart, but maybe we should have guessed it: he’s confirmed Deadpool is indeed a member of the Hogwarts House Hufflepuff, where wizards are loyal, kind, hardworking, and dedicated…and they also value justice. Sounds like a certain man in a red suit we all love. By which I mean Santa, but Deadpool qualifies too. 😉
Plus, the Hufflepuff House icon is the Badger, and we all know Honey Badger kicks some serious animal butt.
The Wikipedia says: Reynolds only agreed to support a PG-13 version of the film if a portion of the release’s profit went to charity; Fox agreed to donate $1 for every ticket purchased for the film to the Fuck Cancer charity campaign, which would be temporarily renamed “Fudge Cancer” for the fundraising tie-in. At the end of November, writer and artist Michael Vincent Bramley noted that he had pitched the exact framing device that was being used for this version of the film to Reynolds on Twitter in December 2017. Within a day, Bramley had been contacted by Reynolds to discuss the issue and said, “It seems like this may all just have been a big, insane coincidence and I’m happy to leave it at that.”
So this is an example of a blockbuster movie you can feel good shilling out a few hard-earned clams for. Maximum effort, you know. Let’s all shout it: FUDGE CANCER!
Seen this lately? (Never corner a Hufflepuff. Not even at Christmas, because Honey Badger Don’t Care. You’re welcome.)
I’m heading out to get Peetimes for The Deadpool Before Christmas now. So between the charity aspect and the Peetimes, there’ll be no excuse not to miss this limited edition of Deadpool 2 on the big screen!
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