Deadpool fans have been a bit worried ever since Disney acquired Fox about the future of the franchise. 

We’ve known that a third installment of the films starring Ryan Reynolds is on the way. Since then, we’ve been wondering if Disney and Marvel would do away with the film series’ R-rating. 

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Now, we know that despite Disney’s focus on creating family-friendly content, the upcoming movie will be rated-R. 

To backtrack, in January, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld tweeted that a third movie was happening.

Following the Disney and Fox merger, fans began to wonder how the R-rated films would fit in the PG-13 MCU.

According to Variety‘s Brent Lang, Disney and Marvel have been debating on how to transition between the two ratings.

“Iger notes X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic 4 are now under Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige’s control. Hear from sources that there are debates about whether Deadpool can move seamlessly between R-rated solo outings and PG-13 rated MCU movies.”
Essentially that sounded like the forthcoming Deadpool 3 film and any further solo endeavors would be able to maintain their R-rating. However, when Deadpool is tossed alongside the likes of the Avengers, he will be toned down to meet the more family-friendly rating.

When we learned of that news, ratings for any forthcoming film involving the merc with a mouth had yet to be determined. Now, Disney has made that confirmation. 

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“We’re always in touch with Ryan. We’ve got several projects with him in addition to the Deadpool universe,” Deadpool co-writer Paul Wernick said to Entertainment Weekly. “I think the party line and truth is we’re all still figuring it out. Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU a little bit as well and play in that sandbox.” 

It’s relieving to know that Deadpool’s vulgar personality won’t have to be compromised in the upcoming film thanks to the merger. 

The director of Deadpool 2 David Leitch has previously shared some crazy ideas for a third film incorporated in the MCU since Disney bought 21st Century Fox. 

“In everybody’s world, everybody wants to make it,” he told “So, if I was ever approached to make Deadpool 3, my answer would be, ‘Hell yes,’ but I think there’s a lot of things going on in the shake up with Fox and Disney and where that whole Marvel world after Endgame is gonna be. When the dust settles, let’s hope that Deadpool lives. That’s kind of ironic, right?”

Then, he went on to talk about his ideas more, but kept it vague. 

“I have a lot of ideas, but I’m keeping them close to my vest so, if they ever come and I’m grateful enough for them to call, I can share all my crazy ideas,” he said. 

Are you relieved to hear that Deadpool will stay R-rated? Sound off in the comments down below!

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