New Deadpool 3 trailer slammed for “censoring” funniest line

Cameron Frew
Ryan Reynolds as Wade in the Deadpool 3 trailerMarvel Studios

The first trailer for Deadpool 3 – titled Deadpool & Wolverine – promises the same crude, potty-mouthed hero we know and love… but his funniest line so far has already been “censored.”

Deadpool’s R-rated nature is his appeal; he’s funny, but would we still be interested without the free-wheeling meta gags, lewd jokes, and cursing?

In the first teaser for the long-awaited threequel, we’re reintroduced to Ryan Reynolds’ scrotum-faced anti-hero (now sporting a toupée), surrounded by his closest friends (including Vanessa and Deadpool 2’s fan-favorite X-Force member, Peter).

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A knock at the door leads to him being apprehended by the TVA, presumably for his timey-wimey mischief with Cable’s wrist device. Before he goes, he delivers a brilliant quip – but it’s already been removed in a new version of the trailer.

Deadpool 3 international trailer “censors” pegging line

In the original Deadpool 3 trailer, Wade tells TVA agents armed with time sticks: “Pegging isn’t new for me, friendo, but it is for Disney.” In an international green-band trailer, “pegging” is replaced with “an R-rating.”

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Reacting to the change, one user wrote: “This version of the line doesn’t make any sense in context, lol.”

“Removed what was unironically the best part of the trailer,” another tweeted. “I can’t believe they got Deadpool to agree to redub this line,” a third joked. “This literally makes no sense, snowflakes,” another wrote. “The pegging line works so much better than the R-rating one. Especially as Disney literally just released Echo, which is a mature Marvel show,” a fifth posted.

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If you’re disappointed with its removal, don’t worry: this is just a re-dub for the green-band (appropriate for younger audiences) version of the trailer, hence why it also doesn’t include any swearing, and the movie will likely still have the line.

You can find out more about Deadpool & Wolverine here.

About The Author

Cameron is Deputy TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He's an action movie aficionado, '80s obsessive, Oscars enthusiast, and a staunch Scot. He earned a First-Class Honours Degree in Multimedia Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University, accredited by the NCTJ and BJTC. He began his career at UNILAD, starting as a Junior Journalist and becoming Entertainment Editor prior to joining Dexerto. You can contact him at cameron.frew@dexerto.com.