Disney Will Keep Making R-Rated Marvel Films
Fans worrying that Marvel may be somehow 'Disneyfied' as a result of the merger between Fox and Disney have had their fears put to bed by CEO Bob Iger, who says they will continue to make R-Rated films.
Speaking in a webcast for Disney's first quarter earnings, Iger said: We do believe there is room for the Fox properties to exist without significant Disney influence over the nature of the content, meaning that we see that there is certainly popularity amongst Marvel fans for the R-Rated Deadpool films, as a for instance, we're going to continue in that business.
"There might be room for more of that... as long as we're very carefully branding them and making sure that we're not in any way confusing the consumer with a product that would be either a Disney product or a more traditional Marvel product."
That noise you just heard was a massive collective sigh of relief from Deadpool fans.
Iger has previously said that R-Rated flicks could still have a place within Marvel as long as 'audiences know what is coming'.
He said: "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.
"As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine."
Marvel has released a number of R-Rated movies, including Deadpool and Logan, both of which were huge hits at the box office.
Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds has said there will be a Deadpool 3. When asked about a third movie he told ITV's Lorraine: "Yes, we have the suit."
He then went on to joke about a potential Deadpool/Wolverine crossover.
"I badger Hugh Jackman weekly to put the claws back on," he said.
Come on guys, make it happen.
Opening up about the role, Ryan said he loved Deadpool and that he was 'born' to play him.
"It's pretty limitless," he said.
"It's the role I feel most privileged to have in my entire career. I feel like I was sort of born for it. I love Deadpool. It's the miracle of the mask.
"With the first movie, I put it on and I thought, 'We're done, we're dead, this is never going to work'.
"I took a camera for two days, I played with stuff, I learned - not unlike a silent film, or Marcel Marceau - you just have to be bigger.
"You just have to go bigger and push through the mask and somehow it works."
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