Disney’s acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox was finally made official today and one of the big questions surrounding the Marvel properties is what’s going to happen with the Deadpool character. A report now indicates that Bob Iger is aware of the value of that franchise and wants to see it carry on beyond Deadpool 2.
According to a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Deadpool now being a Disney property doesn’t rule out the possibility of seeing more R-rated installments under the Marvel banner. Check out Fritz’s full tweet below to see what Iger had to say on the matter:
Iger specifically calls out "Deadpool," wants to keep making sequels. "There may be an opportunity for an R-rated Marvel brand as long as we let audiences know what’s coming."
— Ben Fritz (@benfritz) December 14, 2017
This tweet is certainly encouraging for those who may have worried that Disney would be hesitant to take chances with R-rated superhero films, something that they’ve never done before. Though the deal is unlikely to affect Fox’s Marvel adaptations that are set to be released next year like The New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, this opens up major questions for 2019 and beyond.
How will Disney integrate Fox’s X-Men characters into the MCU? Do you think Iger’s comments suggest that the Deadpool franchise will continue as its own separate entity, or will Ryan Reynolds be brought in to play the character as a part of the MCU continuity? Let us know what you think down in the comments section!
Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Karan Soni as Dopinder.
Deadpool 2 is set to hit theaters on June 1, 2018.
Source: The Wall Street Journal