The most exciting aspect of the Disney-Fox acquisition is that the likes of X-Men and Fantastic Four are now back home where they belong. This opens up a world of possibilities. Imagine the Fantastic Four fighting alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy. Picture the X-Men taking on the Avengers. But the acquisition also got a lot of people worried about one character in particular and his name is Deadpool. The Deadpool movies have thus far been R-rated, as they should be, filled with ultra-violence and crude humour.
Would Disney allow such a character to live on under their banner? Or would we be getting a toned down, PG-13 version instead? Well, it looks like we need not worry. In an interview with Variety, Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige said that Deadpool would remain as R-rated as it’s ever been.
“When we were purchased, Bob [Iger] said to us, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. There’s no question that Deadpool is working, so why would we change it?”
While not many details have been disclosed just yet, I speculate that Deadpool and the X-Force will be kept separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and continue to feature in smaller budgeted R-rated movies, under a different banner. However, this doesn’t automatically mean that we’ll be getting a whole slew of R-rated comic book movies with various characters. Variety also reports that Feige said it “remains to be seen” if the studio will start making R-rated adventures such as Logan.