Let the F-bombs fly! Disney says that Deadpool will remain R-rated

With Disney soon set to acquire much of 21st Century Fox's film and television assets, Marvel will be welcoming the X-MEN and FANTASTIC FOUR franchises back into the fold, but fans have been concerned that Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) could lose his R-rated edge once he officially becomes a part of the Mouse house.

During a recent Disney earnings call with investors, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger promised that the Deadpool franchise would remain R-rated; in fact, they're also looking at other more adult-oriented Marvel projects as well. "We will continue in that business," Iger said, adding, "There’s certainly popularity" with those types of films. Iger went on to explain that these films likely won't be released under the traditional Marvel or Disney banners, and that they'll make an effort to "carefully brand" these films so that they're "not in any way confusing the consumer." It seems that the Merc will get to keep his mouth after all. Bob Iger had previously said that he was open to R-rated Marvel content, but after the PG-13 ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL was announced, fans were worried that Disney would use its potential success as an excuse to tame the character down. Thankfully, it seems that it won't be coming to that.

Until the Disney/Fox merger has been set in stone, I wouldn't go so far as to call anything a 100% guarentee, but Ryan Reynolds is still keen at reprising the character for DEADPOOL 3, which his team is already hard at work on. The actor recently hinted that the third film could go in a "completely different direction," adding that "often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late."

Source: Variety



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