Deadpool won’t be watching his mouth…
And there might even be a place for more R-Rated Marvel films.
It’s no secret that Disney’s deal with 21st Century Fox is changing everything. Some of our favourite films and TV shows are now owned by Disney, and that could mean a big change in how they operate.
But one thing’s for certain – Deadpool is going to be as brash as ever.
During a call to investors (via The Hollywood Reporter) Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted that Deadpool isn’t going to be changing his ways under Disney and Marvel. Better yet, there’s the possibility of even more R-Rated films from the studio.
“[Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded,” he explained. “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.”
Of course, Marvel has dabbled with more adult projects already.
Most recently, they’ve been making waves with their Marvel Netflix TV shows – bringing the likes of Daredevil and The Punisher to our screens with far more adult themes than we might get in the MCU.
And long before that, we saw two rather violent Punisher movies.
But does this mean there’s room for more adult-themed Marvel films once more?
One thing’s for certain – Bob Iger is a shrewd businessman. And with the incredible reception to the original Deadpool movie, there’s no doubt that Disney and Marvel will be hoping they can capitalise on this success.
Of course, Deadpool 2 is already in the bag.
But will we get a third movie?
And could this lead to a whole new brand of R-Rated Marvel movies?
One thing’s for certain – Deadpool isn’t exactly the easiest character to slot into the MCU. Perhaps it’s far easier (and way more lucrative) to let Deadpool be Deadpool, while creating an entirely new brand of violent, trash-talking heroes around him.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But it’s an exciting possibility.
Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Stefan Kapicic, and Leslie Uggams.
David Leitch directed the movie, based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Deadpool 2 heads to cinemas on 1 June 2018.