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The Merc with a Mouth parodies another '80s classic as Fox lines up a Deadpool release for December

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Sep 28, 2018

What's better than the epic and fantastical love story of Westley (Cary Elwes) and Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright)? If you said anything other than Deadpool reading to a fully grown-up Fred Savage, you're incorrect.

"What the hell are we talking about?" you're probably asking yourself. Well, once upon a time, in a faraway land known as Twitter, Ryan Reynolds posted a parody image of The Princess Bride, the 1987 classic that spawned such iconic cinematic lines as "As you wish" and "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"

The film's framing device is that of a sick young boy (played by Fred Savage) who is read a fantasy story by his grandfather (played by Peter Falk). In Reynolds' image, Deadpool (in full costume) has taken the place of Falk and is reading the Deadpool 2 children's book to a bewildered Fred Savage, now 42, who is wearing the exact Bears shirt he wears in The Princess Bride. Even the room in which they sit is a very decent replica of the movie's version.

This is Deadpool's second time making fun of a classic film from the 1980s. As you'll recall, Wade took on the persona of Ferris Bueller at the end of the first Deadpool, teasing Cable in the sequel and telling the audience to skedaddle from the theater.

However, we speculate that The Princess Bride joke could be tied to some sort of Christmas-related event for the franchise (DP, not TPB), given that DP's sporting a pom-pom'd Santa hat.

Think about it: 20th Century Fox just announced that it will be releasing an untitled Deadpool movie on Dec. 21 of this year. According to Deadline, it will be PG-13 and may even just be a more family-friendly recut of Deadpool 2.


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