Thanks to the success of Ryan Reynolds' anti-hero, Disney will keep dropping F-bombs at the flicks.
Deadpool and Deadpool 2 are some of the most successful Marvel movies in recent years and now, Disney have revealed that they will continue to release R-rated movies, despite their squeaky clean image.
While the films were released via 21st Century Fox, Disney have been acquiring the studio since 2017. The $71.3 billion deal will also bring the likes of FX and Fox Searchlight into Disney family. Fans of these darker brands worried that Disney might turn the likes of Deadpool and Logan into the wholesome PG-13 adventures we've seen in the Avengers franchise but as Variety reports, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that won't be the case.
“We will continue in that business,” Iger said of films like Deadpool during a call with investors. “There’s certainly popularity with those types of films.”
He's keen to stress that those R-rated releases will be kept separate from Disney's other family-friendly films, “so we’re not in any way confusing the consumer." This means that Deadpool 3 – and other R-rated releases – might not even be advertised as Disney films. It's unclear whether the R-rated movies will be available on Disney's forthcoming streaming service, Disney+.
In other Deadpool 3 news, Reynolds recently revealed that they're "looking to go in a completely different direction," adding that "often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late.” No official release date for the film has been announced but with the Merc with a Mouth also set to star in the upcoming X-Force movie, it'll probably be a little while until we get a solo story from the potty-mouthed bandit.
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