Disney CEO Bob Iger says R-Rated ‘Deadpool’ Will Continue
Ahead of the confirmation of Disney’s acquisition of Fox, one of the most persistent questions was how it would affect the R-rated Deadpool.
On a media call following news of the deal, Disney CEO Bob Iger said he didn’t see any issues with continuing an R-rated brand of Marvel.
“It [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,” said Iger. “As long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine.”
Star Ryan Reynolds has had a lot of fun on Twitter with posts teasing how Wade would fit into the family friendly Disney.
Apparently you can’t actually blow the Matterhorn. pic.twitter.com/2bEAAcZrUv
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017
His most recent tweet had The Merc with a Mouth getting kicked out of Disneyland.
Deadpool 2 is set to hit theaters June 1, 2018.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter