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What Does the Disney/Fox Merger Mean for DEADPOOL?

The previously rumored pact between Fox and Disney has become a reality. In a multi-billion dollar deal (mere pocket change for Scrooge McDuck), Disney is acquiring almost all of Fox’s film and TV properties. That means the X-Men and Fantastic Four are probably/finally on their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But where does that leave Deadpool? Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth may present a challenge to Disney’s family friendly brand. But today’s Nerdist News is offering up some hope that Wade Wilson won’t lose his R-rated voice when he joins the House of Mouse.

Join host and time-traveling mutant cyborg, Jessica Chobot, as she goes over some of the promising signs that there’s still a bright future ahead for Deadpool 2 and any potential sequels beyond that. Disney CEO Bob Iger even mentioned Deadpool by name when he said that there may still be room for R-rated Marvel movies after the merger.

Like any business, Disney is designed to make money. And a R-rated Deadpool wasn’t just good for business, it led to one of the most successful Marvel branded films to date.

Naturally, Ryan Reynolds reacted to the Disney/Fox news in true Deadpool fashion. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell where Reynolds ends and Deadpool begins.

There’s really only one thing that has a realistic chance of derailing Deadpool’s R-rated future: a disappointing box office response to Deadpool 2 or “Untitled Deadpool Sequel,” as Fox likes to call it. In the extremely unlikely event that Deadpool 2 bombs in theaters, Disney might rethink that R-rated approach, but not a moment before. Because it’s about the money, y’all. Always.

How do you feel about Deadpool’s future under Disney and Marvel Studios? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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