Watch now: Fred Savage (reluctantly) stars in ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ trailer

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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) -- What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching a foul-mouthed, pun-spouting, murderous super hero do his thing?

That's apparently what the studio behind Deadpool 2 thinks, which is why they're releasing a PG-13-rated version of this year's R-rated box office hit, re-titled Once Upon a Deadpool.  And they've recruited Fred Savage to lend them a hand.

A new trailer opens with star Ryan Reynolds narrating, in his best feel-good holiday movie trailer guy voice: "Right before Christmas, a good guy in red is coming to theaters with his new sidekick, Fred."  Then cut to 42-year-old Savage sitting in bed, in a set that's clearly a callback to his role in 1987's The Princess Bride, when he was just 11.

"Why am I here?" Savage demands, clearly not pleased.  The answer, in part: because his legs have been duct-taped to the mattress.

We don't want to spoil the rest of it for you -- you can check out the trailer on YouTube now.

The idea behind the Deadpool 2 PG-13 re-release is apparently to attract kids during their holiday break, kids too young to see the R-rated version.  If that's not your speed, you can still watch the Deadpool 2 Plus Super-Duper Cut, available on digital with about 15 minutes of even more content that was too questionable even for the R-rated version.

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