Ryan Reynolds Called The Fan Who Kinda Wrote ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ In 2017

Ryan Reynolds has reached out to make peace with one very confused writer, who said the upcoming movie Once Upon A Deadpool uses a key framing device he suggested late last year. 

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Let’s back up a bit. Earlier this week, the trailer for Once Upon A Deadpool, which is effectively an adapted PG-13 version of Deadpool 2, was delivered to the masses.

Instead of just bleeping over Reynold’s famously crass superhero, the trailer shows Once Upon A Deadpool will be told as a story-within-a-story: Deadpool himself effectively retells and censors Deadpool 2 to kidnapped actor Fred Savage.

As a child, Savage featured in 1987’s The Princess Bride. Famously, that movie was also told as a story-within-a-story, and Once Upon A Deadpool obviously intends to ape its predecessor’s very nifty storytelling device.

The thing here is that writer Michael Vincent Bramley tweeted at Reynolds late last year, suggesting he should copy The Princess Bride in the exact same way if 20th Century Fox were to release a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2.

The revelation obviously sparked some commotion among the brass at the studio. Today, Bramley revealed Reynolds himself reached out to explain the situation, and that the similarities between his 2017 tweet and the eventual construction of Once Upon A Deadpool are just “a big, insane coincidence”.

Bramley added that he never sought any kind of financial compensation from the studio for potentially pinching his idea without attribution, and that the entire saga has left him a little bit amused more than anything.

Once Upon A Deadpool, complete with its seemingly self-evident The Princess Bride framing device, will hit US screens on December 12.