Disney CEO Weighs In On The Possibility Of Keeping DEADPOOL R-Rated In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Disney CEO Weighs In On The Possibility Of Keeping DEADPOOL R-Rated In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Now Disney owns Deadpool, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men, fans are wondering what that means for these characters and specifically the R-Rated adventures of the Merc with the Mouth. Here's an answer...

It looks like Disney is ready to enter the world of R-Rated movies, specifically with Deadpool. The character was singled out in the press release announcing that the studio has acquired 20th Century Fox and that alone points to them having plans for the Merc with the Mouth. Fans have speculated that could be a reboot but it looks like Disney CEO Bob Iger is hoping to keep Ryan Reynolds.

In a call with investors regarding the deal, Iger addressed the character's future and seems open to allowing it to continue with an R-Rating despite the character becoming part of the new MCU.



"[Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool. As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine." It sounds like R-Rated Marvel movies could exist under a separate umbrella despite still being part of the same world as the PG-13 Avengers then. 
 
That's hardly a surprise considering the fact Deadpool made $783 million worldwide, while Logan was a commercial and critical hit with $616 million worldwide. How do you guys feel about this news?
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