Deadpool fans have been a bit worried following the acquisition of Fox by Disney. After receiving confirmation that a third installment of the franchise was indeed on the way, rumors began to circulate if the film would keep its R-rating.
Now, it looks like Disney and Marvel are working toward a solution to keep both Deadpool and family-friendly Marvel fans happy.
Earlier this year, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld tweeted that a third movie was happening.
Nothing like deadlines to clear your head… let me be clear Deadpool 3 will happen, some form, some fashion. That’s not a concern to me. Disney paid $60 billion for Fox and Deadpool is most valuable asset in today’s market. Makes more than X-Men films.
— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 28, 2019
Disney chairman Alan Horn spoke at a presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas back in April.
“You’ll be seeing more of Deadpool in the years to come,” he said.
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 are 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.”
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.
— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) August 6, 2019
So what does this mean exactly?
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.
While nothing has been confirmed, it is nice to see both sides working on a solid solution to please fans.
What do you think of this possible solution between Disney and Marvel? Sound off in the comments below!
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