Disney CEO says X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool to be part of MCU

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After being rumoured for quite some time, it was finally made official today - The Walt Disney Company acquired Twentieth Century Fox in a multi-billion dollar deal which will see Disney greatly expanding its film and television empire. Included in the deal were several major Marvel properties which Disney didn't yet own, including the X-MEN and FANTASTIC FOUR franchises. It's still far too early to tell exactly what Disney has in store for most of Fox's properties, but Disney CEO Bob Iger told Deadline that they're intending on bringing the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We’re also looking forward to expanding the Marvel cinematic universe to include X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool and reuniting all of the Star Wars movies ever made under one roof, which opens new opportunities for that franchise.

For those worried that Disney would force movies such as DEADPOOL to fall under it's PG-13 Marvel banner, Bob Iger told assured investors earlier today that they have no problem leaving DEADPOOL in the land of cursing and graphic unicorn nudity, so long as they're able to make sure that audiences are aware of the content. "It [Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded," Iger said. "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."

As for just how Disney plans on bringing X-MEN and FANTATIC FOUR into the MCU, (will they keep the same casts or start from scratch?) it's too early to know for sure, but whatever happens, it's bound to be epic.

Source: Deadline



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